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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Petrol storage (domestic)


This page has information about the storage of petrol in domestic premises.

You are only allowed to store petrol in the following containers and amounts:

  • You can store up to 30 litres of petrol in approved 20 litre metal containers and approved 10 litre plastic containers in a safe place (not in living accommodation).

You should not, in any circumstances, keep petrol in 25 litre jerry cans.

Remember, petrol is highly flammable and explosive. Don't put yourself and others in danger.

Contact us
Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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