New Scottish petrol vapour recovery rules

Legislation requiring controls on petrol vapour emissions at petrol stations was approved by the Scottish Parliament in December.1

The regulations require all existing petrol stations with annual sales of more than 3,500m3 of petrol to fit ‘Stage II’ vapour recovery equipment before 2012. New petrol stations with a throughput of 500m3 per year are also required to fit the equipment. Stations selling less than this are exempt.

The Scottish Government estimates that about 160 petrol stations will be affected, of 800 thought to still be in operat

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