UK petrol shortage: The rules for storing fuel in jerrycans…

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UK petrol shortage: The rules for storing fuel in jerrycans…

UK petrol shortage: The rules for storing fuel in jerrycans or containers at home
2021-09-24 20:18:00
Petrol stations across Hull have been hit by huge queues as motorists panic bought fuel amid reports of shortages. Despite warnings that stockpiling is not necessary, hundreds flocked to fill up their tanks on Friday. The Government is urging motorists and shoppers not to panic buy fuel and goods caused by a shortage of lorry drivers. For the latest traffic and travel news, click here. But the influx of customers led to some Hull petrol stations running out of fuel and being forced to close completely. Read more on that here. A combination of factors including Brexit leading to the loss of European Union drivers, the pandemic preventing driving tests and systemic problems in the industry relating to pay and conditions have led to the shortage of qualified HGV drivers. The petrol forecourt at Sainsburys in Hessle on Friday afternoon. (Image: Harry Ingham) But what are the limits of storing petrol at home in containers as drivers head to the pumps to stock up? The Health and Safety Executive has put together some details on this. Find the latest traffic and travel updates near you What if I only store a small amount of petrol? You can store up to 30 litres of petrol at home or at non-workplace premises without informing your local Petroleum Enforcement Authority (PEA). You can store it in: suitable portable metal or plastic containers one demountable fuel tank a combination of the above as long as no more than 30 litres is kept For these purposes 'premises' are as defined in the Health and Safety Work Act, etc. 1974 and includes, for example, motor vehicles, boats and aircraft. What do I need to do if I want to store larger amounts of petrol at my home or premises? If you wish to store more than 30 litres of petrol and up to a maximum of 275 litres of petrol at your home or premises you need to follow the legal requirements for doing this, which are: You should notify your local Petroleu

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