If you design, manufacture or supply portable petrol storage containers

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 retain the basic design safety features of previous legislation. Petrol containers that are or have been manufactured to this standard can continue to be sold for use in GB until 1 October 2016.

In addition, from 1 October 2014 petrol can also be stored in larger plastic/metal containers.

What are the requirements for manufacturing petrol containers?

The general principles for portable petrol storage containers are set out in the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014. They must be designed and manufactured as follows:

Guidance on the design and manufacturing of portable petrol storage containers is available.

Updated 2020-08-05