Petroleum storage, certificates, licensing and decommissioning

Businesses, organisations and individuals must have a Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC) if they store and supply petrol to vehicles.

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014 and apply to petrol filling stations, domestic storage and non-workplace storage of petrol.

As the Petroleum Enforcing Authority (PEA), Trading Standards are responsible for ensuring that those who keep and dispense petrol do not cause risk to the public or the environment and are also compliant with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002.