Expanding Gas

Sept 01, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lankan liquid petroleum gas (LPG) supplier Laugfs Gas is to expand with plans for regional storage facilities in the north and south, an official said. Laugfs has said recently that it is also keen on buying the local assets of its competitor Shell Gas Lanka which wants to sell out of the region. Heshan De Silva, Deputy General Manager of Laugfs Gas said the company, which began with second-hand bowsers, has now
invested in getting a new fleet of bowsers from Japan to speed up supply to bulk customers like manufacturers.

“We’re going to set up regional storage facilities in (southern) Hambantota and in the north in future,” he told the annual general meeting of the Sri Lanka Ceramics Council, whose members are big users of LPG to fire their kilns.

“We also now have brand new vehicles acquired recently – bowsers equipped with safety controls dedicated for bulk customer service that will reduce pumping times,” he said.

“We’re going to implement satellite vehicle tracking systems to locate our fleet. Also through the internet we’re going to monitor your inventories on line and service you faster.”

Laugfs not only supplies LPG but also