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GOVERNMENT NOTICE

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

No. 2021

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS ACT, 1977

REGULATIONS PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISPENSING OF PETROL AND DIESEL INTO CONTAINERS

I, Samson Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has, in terms of section 2(1)(a) and (b), read with section 12C(1)(a)(v)(aa) of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No. 120 of 1977), made the regulations in the Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Definitions

1. In these Regulations a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act bears the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates-

"Act" means the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No. 120 of 1977);

"container" means an object for holding or transporting petroleum products, other than a vehicle;

"Petroleum Products Site and Retail Licence Regulations" means Regulations regarding Petroleum Products Site and Retail Licence Regulations published under Government Notice No. R. 286 of 27 March 2006, as amended by Government Notice No. R. 1061 of 19 December 2012;

"retail licensee" means a person holding a retail licence issued by the Controller of Petroleum Products in terms of the Act and the Petroleum Products Site and Retail Licence Regulations.

Application of Regulations

2. These Regulations are applicable to the retailing of petrol and diesel only.

Prohibition of sale and dispensing of petrol and diesel into container

3. A person may not retail and dispense petrol or diesel into a container.

Imposition of conditions of licence by the Controller

4. The Controller of Petroleum Products shall impose such conditions of licence in respect of a retail licence issued in terms of the Act and the Petroleum Products Site and Retail Licence Regulations to ensure that the retail licensee complies with the prohibition in regulation 3.

Commencement

5. These regulations shall come into effect upon publication in the Gazette.

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