Gas supplier ordered to quit business for taking cylinders

The nation’s regulatory agency has revoked the concession of Solgas LPG de Costa Rica S. A. on the allegation that it took and used gas cylinders of other companies.

The revocation is effective as of May 27, but the company may go to court.

The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos said it acted on complaints from other providers of liquid petroleum gas. The order also says that the firm has to return all cylinders that belong to other companies.

Gas companies are in the news because the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía is establishing new rules that will allow bar code scans of each cylinder to provide a readout of its history. Many cylinders are being replaced, and newer types of valves are being installed for safety.

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