All Petrol and Gas Stations Need Ministry Technical and Safety Certification

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All Petrol and Gas Stations Need Ministry Technical and Safety Certification

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Owners of petrol, gas stations require ministry certification
Long Kimmarita | Publication date 26 January 2020 | 21:53 ICT
The Ministry of Mines and Energy warned of action against owners of new petrol and gas stations built across the country who failed to apply for technical and safety certifications before the deadline.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the ministry called on owners who were in the process of building new stations and had yet to acquire ministry-issued technical and safety certification to file their applications through the municipal and provincial Departments of Mines and Energy.

Owners who fail to do so will be held accountable before the law, said the post.

Article 66 of the Law on the Management and Production of Petroleum, which was promulgated on July 12, last year, states that persons found guilty of carrying out downstream operations without the ministry’s authorisation will be fined.

Those whose construction of stations amount to less than 800 million riel ($200,000) will be fined four million riel, whereas owners of infrastructures built with 800 million riel or more will have to pay 10 million riel.

Repeat offenders will be fined double the amount by the ministry.

Ministry spokesman Cheap Sour told The Post on Sunday that more than 4,200 stations now line the country. Of these, more than 100 are under construction.

Due to the recently promulgated law, Sour said the ministry had paid closer attention to the ongoing constructions. He noted that owners of ongoing projects are required to apply for certification.

Owners of stations built before the enforcement of the law must also apply beginning July this year, he said.

“After instructing owners whose stations are under construction to apply for certification, only 50 per cent of them did so. If the deadline passes, our ministry officials will conduct inspections to fine those who have failed to comply, as well as suspend their operations,” he said.
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I was just a little curious with this and tried looking it up, but not had any joy or results. I do know the UK standards.
Does anyone have any documentation of the following from the article -

Fuel dispensers, electric connection and fire extinguishers should also be within the standards set forth by the Asean community.
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A four million riel fine. The horror.

That'll scare 'm from selling illegally!
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Kammekor wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:01 am A four million riel fine. The horror.

That'll scare 'm from selling illegally!
You have a point, but you can't expect instant results. The announcement is the first step, and regulating gas and petrol stations is a step in the right direction. A bit like the new construction law that we all know will not be followed by everyone, but at least it gives inspecters some leverage to close places that are dangerous.

That said, I went to a local store yesterday to buy a bottle of water, and the shopkeeper was out the front by the road, ciphoning petrol from a barrel into small bottles. The fumes were overwhelming and of course there were petrol puddles from spillage. I think this sort of thing is already illegal ? but it goes on everywhere.
Safety in Cambodia is still an abstract concept for most.
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Anchor Moy wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 am
Kammekor wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:01 am A four million riel fine. The horror.

That'll scare 'm from selling illegally!
You have a point, but you can't expect instant results. The announcement is the first step, and regulating gas and petrol stations is a step in the right direction. A bit like the new construction law that we all know will not be followed by everyone, but at least it gives inspecters some leverage to close places that are dangerous.

That said, I went to a local store yesterday to buy a bottle of water, and the shopkeeper was out the front by the road, ciphoning petrol from a barrel into small bottles. The fumes were overwhelming and of course there were petrol puddles from spillage. I think this sort of thing is already illegal ? but it goes on everywhere.
Safety in Cambodia is still an abstract concept for most.
I think the main thing is fines if caught have no correlation with the profits made when not cought. If (ever) cought, the fine should be so severe you shouldn't be able to just cough up the money from yesterdays revenue.
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