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Fire service issues warning against stockpiling petrol

Fri, 30 Mar 2012

UK Minister Francis Maude had suggested storing fuel in jerry cans, which led to panic buying there
UK Minister Francis Maude had suggested storing fuel in jerry cans, which led to panic buying there

Anyone stockpiling fuel could be breaking the law and putting themselves in danger.

The Isle of Man Fire Service is reminding the public that storing more than 10 litres of petrol requires a licence from the Office of Fair Trading.

Officers are also concerned that anyone with large quantities of petrol in their home could put themselves in danger in the event of a fire.

Although there are concerns there could be a fuel shortage in the UK with a potential strike by tanker drivers, there shouldn't be any supply problems on the Island.

John Murtagh from the Fire and Rescue Service has been clarifying the situation after being contacted by a concerned politician [play clip]

 

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