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Store or sell petroleum

You must have a licence to store and supply petrol to vehicles with internal combustion engines.

You must also have a petroleum licence if you want to store more than 275 litres of petrol domestically.


Download and complete the Petroleum storage licence application form. The application must be submitted together with the appropriate fee.


Current fees for a 1-year licence are:

  • Up to 2,500 litres: £48
  • 2,500 – 50,000 litres: £65
  • Over 50,000 litres: £137

Full details of fees can be found at The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees)(Amendment) and Gas Safety (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2024.

The Health & Safety Executive provides guidance about workplace and domestic petroleum storage, which you can find at Health and Safety Executive – Storing petrol safely.