PETROLEUM AND OIL FUEL (LANDING AND STORAGE) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Method of test

   4   Standard of petroleum to be imported, etc

   5   Penalty for breaches

   6   Method of storing

   7   Licence required

   8   Fees

   9   Who shall grant licence

   10   Duration of licence

   11   Power to refuse licence

      Appeal therefrom to Minister

   12   Transfer of licences, how effected

      Power to grant transfers

   13   Power of seizure

   14   Incorporation of Gunpowder and Explosives Act

   15   Recovery of penalty

   16   Penalty for non-payment

   17   Provision for cost of analysis

   18   Power of making and amending rules and regulations

   19   Power to make conditions that discrimination shall not be exercised

      Summary enforcement of penalties

   20   Returns and information to be furnished

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PETROLEUM AND OIL FUEL (LANDING AND STORAGE) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 13th November, 1925]

Cap 291.

Acts
12 of 1985,
19 of 1990.

LNs
74/2003,
143B/03,
64E/04.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Petroleum and Oil Fuel (Landing and Storage) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "motor spirit" means a petroleum hydro-carbon mixture or other liquid with a boiling range between eighty degrees and seven hundred degrees Fahrenheit and whose composition and other physical and chemical properties make it suitable for use in diesel or spark ignited internal combustion engines, and includes gasolene, diesel, oil ethanol and methanol;

[19/1990 s 2(a).]

   "petroleum" means and includes all natural mineral oils, naphtha, petrol, gasolene, and all hydro-carbons whether natural or manufactured, which give of inflammable vapour at a temperature at or lower than one hundred and fifty degrees by Fahrenheit's thermometer, when tested in the manner hereinafter provided:

   Provided, however, that the sections of this Act relating to petroleum giving of any inflammable vapour at a temperature lower than seventy-three degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, shall apply to turpentine and turpentine substitute only when the same gives off inflammable vapour at a temperature lower than seventy degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer;

   "petroleum filling station" means any premises or place used or intended to be used for fuelling motor vehicles with petroleum by means of a pump, and includes any building, petroleum storage tank or pump in, or used in connection with, any such premises or places;

   "oil fuel" includes all mineral oils whether refined or unrefined, imported into this Island which give off inflammable vapour at a temperature higher than one hundred and fifty degrees by Fahrenheit's thermometer when tested in the manner prescribed by this Act for testing petroleum;

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