If you want to store petroleum which is intended to be put in to the fuel tank of internal combustion engines (for example, into a vehicle in a petrol station), then you will need a licence.

Please see our petroleum storage guidance for further information as new procedures and regulations were recently introduced.

After reading through the guidance, please complete the petroleum storage licence application form and return to us.

You can expect to hear from us within 12 weeks for the granting of a new licence, and within 28 days for a renewal.

Tacit Consent

Not all applications fall under tacit consent parameters, due to reasons of public interest.

If tacit consent applies, then you can act as if your application has been granted if we do not respond within a specified time after the confirmed receipt of your application.

Tacit consent does not apply to this application, therefore it is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we will contact you within 28 days to acknowledge receipt of your application
  • if you have not heard from us within 28 days please contact us to check the status of your application


To view all the relevant charges, see our facts, information and fees guidance.

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