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Test results of LPG quality updated

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (February 10) announced on its website the latest results of tests on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) quality. In January the EMSD collected 10 LPG samples from auto LPG filling stations and LPG terminals on a random basis. The laboratory test results of all samples have shown that LPG quality complies with auto-LPG specifications.

     In addition, the EMSD has been vetting the independent third-party test reports submitted by LPG supply companies for each shipment to ensure that the quality of imported LPG complies with the specified requirements.

     The detailed results of the tests on the quality of LPG samples are published and updated on a weekly basis, and are obtainable from the EMSD website at, or upon request via the EMSD's hotline, 2333 3762.

     An EMSD spokesman said, "The department has maintained a 24-hour telephone hotline since early January 2010 to monitor and follow up on the stalling of LPG vehicles. Up to February 9, 2012, there were 195 reports of engine stalling incidents via the hotline, with the majority received in early 2010. From late February 2011 to February 9, 2012, the hotline did not receive any reports of stalling incidents."

     The spokesman added, "Should an LPG vehicle be found with irregularities or malfunctioning during operation, the vehicle owner should as soon as possible arrange for the vehicle to be inspected and repaired by a competent person with relevant experience and training according to the maintenance manuals of the vehicle manufacturer."

Ends/Friday, February 10, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:34


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