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Carriage and Storage of Petrol and Diesel

Information detailing the legal restrictions on carrying and storing petrol and diesel in the UK.

The regulations governing the carriage and storage of diesel and petrol in the UK were last updated by the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.

An RYA guidance note provides our interpretation of the legislation in force: 

  • The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014
  • The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
  • The carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

and the Health & Safety Executive’s guidance on the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014.

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