Emirates News Agency – Dubai Supreme Council of Energy discusses procedures for overseeing the circulation and sale of petroleum products in the emirate

DUBAI, July 4, WAM / His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Energy Council of Dubai, chaired the 71st meeting of the Council, which was held at a distance, in the presence of His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer , Vice President of the Council.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Council, and His Excellency Daoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, His Excellency Abdullah bin Kalban, General Manager of Emirates Global Aluminium, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Group, and Juan Friel, Director General of Dubai Petroleum Corporation, and Nasser Boushehab, Executive Director of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads and Transport Authority.

The meeting discussed several topics, in particular the review of the formation of a standing committee to monitor the circulation and sale of petroleum products in the emirate of Dubai, and the savings achieved through the energy and water demand management strategy .

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “In accordance with the vision and guidelines of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to protect the environment and society and implement of the highest standards of security and safety, the Council has reviewed the formation of a standing committee to oversee the circulation and sale of petroleum products in the Emirate of Dubai, where His Highness is the Chairman of the Dubai High Council of Energy Resolution No. 3 of 2021 to bring the regulatory framework, strategies and legislation for the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas and its derivatives in the Emirate of Dubai in line with the highest international standards in this area, and we also strive to to regulate Apply the highest international standards of security and safety, and ensure the circulation of liquid p etroleum gas from transportation, storage and distribution in the emirate in accordance with specifications approved in the country.

His Excellency added: “The High Council of Energy determined in its decree that approval must be obtained from him to issue the permit as consent to complete all approvals and requirements of government agencies in the emirate, each according to his powers and requirements The Supreme Energy Council will work with the relevant government agencies to conduct joint inspection campaigns to ensure that workers in this sector are complied with by decision and that the highest standards of security and safety are applied.

For his part, His Excellency Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi said: “During the meeting, we were informed about the savings achieved by the Dubai Energy and Water Demand Management Strategy 2030. In 2021, the equivalent of 6.4 terawatts of electricity was saved, approximately 12.5% ​​compared to the usual situation, and about 12.2 billion gallons of water, which is 9.4% compared to the usual situation.

His Excellency the Secretary General added: “Since 2011, energy and water demand management programs have helped avoid 14.1 million tons of CO2 emissions and save nearly 9 billion AED. We want all interested parties and program owners who have played an active role in achieving these achievements in Emirate of Dubai”.

Wam/ Salma Al Shamsi/ Dina Omar

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