Thursday, August 27, 2015

WC RTRU to mitigate economic impact of gas shortage in the province

Mbasa Gqokoma
27 August 2015

The Western Cape Government’s Red Tape Reduction Unit has intervened to mitigate the economic impact of the gas shortage in the province.

Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, said the Red Tape Reduction Unit had liaised with Transnet National Ports Authority to develop an interim solution to bridge the shortage of qualified petroleum gas.

Spokesperson for MEC Winde, Bronwynne Jooste said through the Red Tape Reduction Unit intervention, KayaGas was able to secure an additional four hours in Cape Town Port which means for the first time in several weeks they will be able to stock all retailers on their book.

MEC Winde says that “a reliable energy supply is important for job creation and growth and this is why the Western Cape government, the City of Cape Town, Green Cape and local businesses are working together to ensure that we have reliable energy supply”

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