Sri Lanka to reject latest LP gas shipment?
Posted on December 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The latest ship that arrived in Colombo with liquefied petroleum (LP) gas for Litro does not comply with the required level of ethyl mercaptan, Ada Derana learns.

According to sources, Sri Lanka may reject this LP gas shipment.

A final decision in this regard is expected to be taken by the technical committee later this morning.

Ethanethiol, commonly known as ethyl mercaptan, is added to natural gas as an odorant, usually in mixtures containing methane. It is what makes propane gas smell and is an additive that is combined with LPG to alert users of a leak.

After the ship recently docked at the Colombo Port, relevant authorities had tested the gas samples.

However, it is reported that the propane-butane ratio of the latest domestic gas shipment is in compliance with the standards.

The Consumer Affairs Authority noted that permission will not be given to unload this LPG consignment even if a slight change in the composition of LP gas is detected.

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