What is a Petroleum Licence?
Petroleum is a liquid refined into various types of fuels. You must have a petroleum licence to store and supply petrol to vehicles with internal combustion engines.
You must also have a petroleum licence if you wish to store more than 275 litres of petrol domestically.
Petroleum can be found in:
- transportation fuels
- fuel oils for heating and electricity generation
- asphalt and road oil and feedstocks for making the chemicals, plastics, and synthetic materials that are in nearly everything we use
How to apply for a Petroleum Licence
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 requires, anyone storing petroleum to have a petroleum issued by their local Petroleum Licensing Authority.
Petroleum licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.
Fines and penalties
If you don’t have a petroleum to store and dispense petrol, you can be fined and imprisoned for up to 2 years.