ADNOC Distribution Rolls-out Public Awareness Drive on Best Practices for Safe Handling and Storage of LPG Cylinders and Regulators

Month-long Campaign to Cover Abu Dhabi Emirate – Al Ain and Western Region, and Northern Emirates

21 October 2014

ADNOC Distribution today launched a public awareness drive to promote the safe usage, handling and transportation of LPG cylinders and regulators across its network of service stations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including Al Ain and the Western Region, as well as Northern Emirates.

The awareness campaign will utilize various communication channels and tools including distributing leaflets to motorist and broadcasting messages to promote safe use of LPG cylinders and regulators through selected local radio stations.

Khalid Hadi, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communication at ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are keen to communicate best practices for the safe handling of LPG cylinders to the public, as well as share information on the preventive measures that must be implemented without fail to ensure consumer safety. In our latest campaign, we are leveraging a host of communication tools to make sure our messages reach the widest possible cross-section of the public and facilitate a safe and accident-free environment in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.”

ADNOC Distribution routinely advises customers to follow the recommended safety instructions detailed on fliers and manuals that are distributed across its service station network. The month long campaign instructs customers not to carry more than two cylinders at a time in cars and to avoid leaving cylinders inside vehicles during the hot, summer months. The campaign also offers recommendations on the storage of cylinders in upright positions. Easy to practice tips for conducting regular inspections to detect possible structural damages and leaks are also provided to the public, among other crucial do’s and don’ts.

ADNOC Distribution currently retails 25 and 50 lbs gas cylinders daily at its service stations in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Gas cylinders are available at subsidized cost to holders of Rahal 'E-Gas' cards in the Northern Emirates. Rahal 'E-Gas' is issued and renewed free of cost by the company at ADNOC Distribution's offices in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah or at select ADNOC Distribution service stations across the UAE.