1. Relevance to commercial and industrial petroleum stakeholders (product manufacturers, traders, and service providers)
The DoE understands the importance of collaboration with stakeholders involved in the petroleum products trade, therefore, this new regulatory framework will be developed in close partnership with relevant stakeholders, private operators, industry associations, and other relevant parties within the petroleum products sector.
Through dialogue and consultation, the DoE will actively seek to understand the industry's needs and challenges. By fostering open communication channels and coordinating efforts, DoE aims to create a harmonized and well-coordinated regulatory landscape that aligns with industry best practices and addresses the evolving needs of the market.
New permit requirements
To ensure the safe and efficient operation of petroleum product trading activities, the DoE is establishing a comprehensive technical permitting system. This system will outline the requirements and procedures for obtaining permits related to various aspects of the trade.
The permitting process and new permit requirements will be effective by 15 September 2023. In the meantime, you can find more information about the upcoming requirements and procedures for obtaining permits in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Once live, the license and permit requests can be made easily and conveniently through the TAMM portal, which provides an automated and fully online application process.
The new permits requirements cover the following areas:
- Storage facilities
- Sales and marketing activitie
- Import of hazardous petroleum products
Benefits of the new procedure
- By implementing rigorous technical standards and evaluation processes, the DoE aims to enhance safety, competency, and efficiency within the petroleum products sector.
- The technical permitting system streamlines processes, ensures compliance with industry standards, and mitigates potential risks to the environment and public safety, while ensuring the availability of high-quality petroleum products and services in Abu Dhabi.
2. Relevance for Building and Tenants (Commercial, Residential and Industrial Buildings)
The DoE is committed to high safety standards and regulatory compliance for petroleum-based gas products in buildings across Abu Dhabi. To achieve this, a community-wide inspection will be conducted, where authorized third-party inspection firms appointed by the DoE will assess compliance with safety and security regulations in residential units, commercial buildings, and communities across Abu Dhabi. These inspections will focus on the safety of centralized LPG gas systems in buildings.
The DoE will work closely with building owners, facility managers, LPG gas operators, tenants, and other stakeholders to ensure adherence to safety requirements. These inspections will focus on critical areas such as:
- Centralised LPG gas systems in buildings
The building inspection survey will evaluate the safety, competency, and efficiency of gas system in buildings, utilizing rigorous technical standards and evaluation processes. A certification system will be introduced to identify compliant buildings, ensuring adherence to industry standards, and mitigating potential risks to the environment and public safety.
Benefits of the inspection
- The inspections will identify areas that require remediation or improvements, and the DoE will provide guidance and support to help stakeholders meet the necessary standards.
- The inspection, and subsequent certification process, will ensure that stringent standards are upheld for all buildings in Abu Dhabi, safeguarding the well-being of our community and businesses.
- For more information about the inspection, contact us at LPGInspection@doe.gov.ae or visit our website https://www.doe.gov.ae or visit our FAQs