Petroleum storage

We enforce the storage of petroleum spirit in our area. We make sure those keeping and dispensing petrol do so safely and do not cause risk to the public or environment.

Petroleum is any product of crude petroleum with a flash point below 21°C. This includes:

  • petrol
  • benzene
  • pentane
  • any mixture with the above

White spirit, paraffin, diesel oil or fuel oils are not included.

Information for businesses

The Health & Safety Executive has guidance to cover legislation:

A certificate allows an approved quantity of petroleum to be stored. It is an offence to keep quantities of petroleum without a storage certificate.


Information for consumers

Report your concerns to Citizens Advice when you have a complaint about the amount of fuel you have received when filling up at a local garage, or concerns about the storage of petroleum.

We deal with the storage of petroleum in containers for workplace use or at domestic premises.