Resources

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We are pleased to share with below you a short video, offering you "straightforward advice on caring for an oil tank".  Please take a look:

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) and the Environmental Agency (EA) have produced a series of information sheets and guidelines on siting, installation and maintenance of oil tanks.

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) is the trade association for the oil heating, cooking and fuel tank industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland -  www.oftec.org

OFTEC resources providing advice on oil tank installation and maintenance:

GOV.UK information regarding domestic and commercial oil storage:

GOV.SCOT information regarding domestic and commercial oil storage:

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) information regarding oil storage in Scotland:

GOV.WALES information regarding domestic and commercial oil storage:

The FPS is the trade association for the downstream oil distribution industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. FPS members are the responsible for the delivery of the majority of heating oil to consumers in Great Britain. The FPS produces a series of briefing notes and guidance for the specification, design, installation and maintenance of oil tank installations.

Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) resources:

The Environment Agency (EA):

As of 17 December 2015, the following Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG) have been withdrawn from use (and replaced by the guidance give on the GOV.UK website):

PPG1 – Basic good environmental practices 
PPG2 – Choosing and using oil storage tanks
PPG3 – Choosing and using oil separators
PPG4 – Sewerage treatment and disposal where there is no foul sewer 
PPG5 – Works in, on or near watercourses
PPG6 – Construction and demolition sites
PPG7 – Operating refuelling sites
PPG13 – Vehicle washing and cleaning 
PPG21 – Pollution incident response planning
PPG26 – Storing and handling drums and intermediate bulk containers 
PPG27 – Underground storage tanks
PPG28 – Using controlled burning during fires

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Every effort is made to keep this area of the site up to date. However, Fueltankshop.co.uk cannot be held liable for errors and omissions. Legal compliance is the user's responsibility. If you have concerns over compliance, you must seek professional advice, or contact your or local building standards or environmental authority. Additionally, Fueltankshop.co.uk recommends that all oil tanks should be installed only by a competent person, registered with The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Please note that Fueltankshop.co.uk will not be responsible for any oil tank installation which is non-compliant with prevailing statutory requirements.