We generally need to issue a licence when petroleum products are dispensed through a petrol pump into a vehicle or stored on domestic premises. The annual licence fee depends on the amount stored.
To apply for a licence you can download a Petroleum Licence Application (pdf, 8kb) (opens in a new window) . Please return the completed application form to the Duty Officer.
The storage arrangements to keep petroleum spirit or petroleum mixtures must meet certain specifications, which we have to approve before a licence can be issued. If you intend to store petroleum spirit or petroleum mixtures (which have a flash point of less than 21°C) always contact us first.
Before any work on premises is undertaken (including removing disused storage tanks), you need to contact us in writing at least seven days before starting.
If you need any more information and advice, contact our business advice line.
- Disused petrol storage tanks
Information for those who store petroleum spirit in underground storage tanks and wish to discontinue petroleum storage or store another product.
- Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002
Guidance on managing the risks of fire and explosion on petrol filling stations can viewed below.
- A guide to the filling of multiple containers at petrol filling stations