The Tyne and Wear Fire Authority is the licensing authority for the storage of petroleum in Newcastle and Tyne and Wear. To protect the public and the environment, Petroleum is licensed to ensure that it is kept and dispensed in a safe manner.

If you are storing or proposing to store Petroleum for commercial or retail purposes and do not have a licence, you will need to apply for one. 

What is petroleum?

Petroleum means any product of crude petroleum which has a flashpoint below 21°C. This includes petrol, benzene, pentane and any mixture which contains these products. 
A licence is also required for the storage of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or Calcium Carbide when stored on a Petroleum forecourt.

How to Apply

Application forms for Licences for Petroleum may be downloaded from The Tyne and Wear Fire Authority website 

If you require advice or wish to make enquiries concerning licences for Petroleum, please contact your nearest Community Fire Safety Office:

Protection & Technical Team
Service Delivery Headquarters
Tyne and Wear Fire Authority
Sunderland East Community Fire Station
Railway Row
Tyne and Wear

Phone: 0191 4441002
0191 444 512

Page last updated: 
26 March 2018
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