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In Scotland if you are storing petrol in residential home what

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in Scotland if you are storing petrol in residential home what are the restrictions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In Scotland is it legal to store petrol in free standing petrol can, unsecured, outside and in full sun. Think the can is about 20 litres. It is about 1.5 metres from neighbouring property and about 3 metres from neighbours garage which is an attached to house.
You can store up to 30 litres in suitable containers made for storing fuel. If you want to store more than that you have to contact the Petroleum Enforcement Authority. You should follow the guidelines laid down by HSE: petrol is not stored in your living accommodationpetrol is not dispensed (ie it is not pumped either manually or electrically from a storage tank) at your storage placeif your storage place is not in the open air you need a direct exit to the open air and ventilation to this exityou should take all reasonable precautions in your storage place to prevent any sources of ignition or heat that would be able to ignite the petrol or its vapour you should not use petrol in the storage place other thanin the fuel tank of any internal combustion engine. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
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