Petroleum licensing

Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014

Introduction of new Petroleum Regulations

On 1 October 2014 the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 came into force.

Who do the Regulations apply to?

As with existing petrol storage legislation, they apply to:

  • workplaces that store petrol and dispense it through manual or electrical pumping from a storage tank, ie petrol filling stations (retail and non-retail);
  • storage of petrol at non-workplace premises, eg private homes, clubs, associations, etc.

What happens to the current legislation?

The legislation below will be revoked:

  • Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928
  • The Petroleum Spirit (Motor Vehicles etc) Regulations 1929
  • The Petroleum (Mixtures) Order 1929
  • Petroleum (Transfer of Licenses) Act 1936
  • The Petroleum (Liquid Methane) Order 1957
  • The Petroleum (Regulation) Acts 1928 and 1936 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974
  • The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 (Enforcement) Regulations 1979
  • The Petroleum Spirit (Plastic Containers) Regulations 1982

The following documents are being withdrawn without replacement:

  • Approved Code of Practice COP6: Petroleum-Spirit (Plastic Containers) Regulations 1982. Requirements for testing and marking or labelling
  • Approved Document L93: Approved tank requirements. The provisions for bottom loading and vapour recovery systems of mobile containers carrying petrol

The Approved Code of Practice ACOP L133 ‘Unloading petrol from road tankers’ is being reviewed and updated as part of the consolidation work. HSE plans to publish a revised version of L133 by the end of 2014.


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