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Shura Council approves safety measures for gas storage

The Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) today approved measures to be taken at the locations of storage tanks for natural gas for domestic use. These measures, aimed at protecting local residents, include the erection of a security fence around the sites, giving a minimum clearance of 800 meters (around 2,500 feet) in each direction. In addition, such sites must be located as far as possible from residential areas.  Inspection teams will guarantee these conditions.