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Old 04 April 2009, 16:02   #1
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10 litre limit!

Filled up a couple of 20 litre cans with petrol at the local garage this evening and the guy at the till said there's a 10 litre limit now. He said it was a new law and that you needed a licence to buy in containers bigger than 10 ltres. There was a bit of a queue so didnt really have time to discuss it any further but this is the first time i've heard of this.
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Old 04 April 2009, 16:22   #2
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Filled up a couple of 20 litre cans with petrol at the local garage this evening and the guy at the till said there's a 10 litre limit now. He said it was a new law and that you needed a licence to buy in containers bigger than 10 ltres. There was a bit of a queue so didnt really have time to discuss it any further but this is the first time i've heard of this.
Was it Sainsburys? It must be company policy as i am sure it is not legislation???????
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Old 04 April 2009, 16:28   #3
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Was it Sainsburys? It must be company policy as i am sure it is not legislation???????
no it was bp garage!
i fill up all the time but never came across this problem before.
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Old 04 April 2009, 16:45   #4
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I collected 60 litres yesterday for our club's inflatables and no-one said anything. The garage attendant did check the containers to make sure they were suitable but that was all.
Probably one of those rules no one ever enforces.
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found this information on bp's website http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarti...tentId=7016867
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This 10L limit has been around for ages - it's local trading standards to blame.

BP allowing 1x jerry can is a new one on me.

The actual ruling is that they can only dispense 10L at a time. you could go back in and pay again and so on. I am sure they would get pissed off in the end.

Never had the problem is Swansea - so many people do it - for boats or farmers or whatever. If they don't know you it would be a good idea to offer them money up front - they are more scared of drive offs. It's quite common for a car with false plates to drive off with say 100litres of fuel. You would think the cashier would get a bit suss when it's a Fiesta!!!
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That's the trouble - different trading standards hitlers have their own take on it!!!
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maybe bp are going to become more stringent with this rule. we should keep an eye on them....
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The laws surrounding home and vehicle petrol stowage and decanting into portable containers are fairly restrictive. The petrol station probably just had someone new start or has just been sent a memo about it.
It seems to pop up more in cities, not sure if this is because coastal and farming areas are more flexible about it because of need or it is just that they are more worried in cities that some of the decanters are just going to firebomb some poor bankers house.....
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