Illegally refilled butane canisters are now being used for cooking
The Department of Energy (DOE) has warned the public on the emergence of butane canisters that were illegally refilled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which are now circulating in provincial markets.
“LPG-refilled butane canisters are extremely dangerous, especially since butane canisters should only be used once. Refilling these tin canisters with LPG could cause fire and also greatly endangers the lives of our consumers,” DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said.
The DOE issued the statement following the buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Cebu City Police Office Station 1 in Barangay T. Padilla public market last week.
Cusi said the buy-bust operations are part of the continuing efforts of the DOE and PNP to eliminate the proliferation of LPG-refilled butane canisters in the province.
He then urged consumers to refrain from patronizing said products.