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​​​​If you store petroleum for commercial or retail purposes, and it is dispensed by electrical or mechanical means, you must have a licence. 

For licensing purposes 'petroleum' is any product of crude petroleum which has a flashpoint below 21 degrees centigrade. It includes: 

  • petrol
  • benzene
  • pentane 

    It does not include white spirit, paraffin, diesel oil or fuel oils. 

    Opening Hours

    Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm

    Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

    How much will it cost?

    There is a variable fee to pay depending on the number of litres being stored. Should you wish to discuss which fee is applicable before returning your application form, please contact us.


    What happens next?

    Once the application is received, the site will be subject to an inspection to ensure that those storing and dispensing petrol do so in a safe manner that does not cause risk to the public or the environment.

    Inspectors will check the condition of the forecourt, ensuring in particular that there are no leaks and that fire precautions (including suitable equipment) are in place. The site records will be examined to check that the storage tanks are being regularly monitored and that health and safety procedures are being followed.


    If you would like any help or advice please contact us

    Contact us


    029 20873059

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