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LP gas industry working to address gas shortage

South Africa has been experiencing major shortage for the past two months.

It understood the underlying problem lies with the local refinery which has been experiencing planned maintenance shutdowns. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The LP Gas Industry says it's working around the clock to try and address the current gas shortage in the country.

South Africa has been experiencing major shortage for the past two months.

It understood the underlying problem lies with the local refinery which has been experiencing planned maintenance shutdowns as well as unplanned issues which have affected production.

The LPG Associations Kevin Anderson said, "Unfortunately it seems to happen every year that over winter they decide to shut the various refineries down for repairs and maintenance and that sort of thing. When there is a huge demand for LP gas during winter it is a major problem."