The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has warned that it will revoke licenses of traders found to have hiked Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices as Kenya battles with Covid-19 pandemic.

This follows reports that a section of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) traders are arbitrarily hiking prices at retail points.

EPRA Director General Robert Pavel Oimeke, said EPRA requires all LPG traders to behave responsibly and not result to any actions that will be construed as exploitative to consumers.

Additionally, in order to ensure transparency in retail prices of LPG, EPRA requires traders to issue receipts for all LPG transactions, indicating the names, addresses and telephone numbers of both the retailer and the consumer.

The receipt should also include the date of the transaction, the cylinder brand, the serial number of the cylinder, the net weight of the cylinder in kilograms, the unit price and the total price of the LPG sold.

He also noted that EPRA remains focused on protecting consumers against rogue traders in the energy sector. “Through our enforcement and consumer protection framework, we will work closely with relevant authorities to take firm action, including revocation of licenses, against any LPG traders who will be found culpable of hiking prices of LPG and generally not adhering to the guidelines issued.”