Petrosniaga will swap MyGaz LPG cylinders for free

Desmond Davidson

Petrosniaga says dealers can swap MyGaz’s yellow LPG cylinders for the Sarawak petroleum firm’s own red ones at no cost. – Petrosniaga pic, December 8, 2023.

PETROSNIAGA said former MyGaz subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dealers would not be charged RM40 per cylinder when they exchange their yellow containers for Petrosniaga’s red ones upon becoming Petrosniaga dealers.

Petrosniaga, the commercial arm of the Sarawak-owned Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), said the RM40 swap charge “is not a practice supported by the company”.

The company, the sole distributor of LPG gas in Sarawak since December 1 after the state did not renew MyGaz’s distribution licence, said it encouraged sub-dealers to contact Petrosniaga customer service if they encounter cylinder exchange charges.

It assured its customers it would carry out the one-to-one cylinder exchange with any of its dealers at no cost.

MyGaz dealers in a press conference Wednesday said it was unfair of Petrosniaga to make them pay for the swap.

Petrosniaga said it has engaged with all stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition with no supply disruption.

“The majority of the affected (MyGaz) dealers have become a part of Petrosniaga’s strong statewide network of 65 dealers and 280 sub-dealers,” the company said.

MyGaz is the Malaysian subsidiary of Thailand’s Siamgas and Petrochemical Co Ltd.

It has operated in Malaysia since the acquisition of Shell LPG from Shell Timor Sdn Bhd in 2013. – December 8, 2023.

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