Delaying import duty payments as a result of COVID-19

HMRC have released guidance on how to request an extension to the payment period for import duty/import VAT payments. Deferment is not automatic and requires immediate action. HMRC have confirmed that contact lines will be staffed over the bank holiday weekend to deal with requests: Duty deferment account holders Duty deferment account holders who are experiencing […]

Appointment of new SHE Committee Chair and Vice Chair

TSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Derbyshire (PRAX Petroleum Ltd) and Graham Hipkin (Coryton Advanced Fuels Ltd) as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Committee for a period of two years.  SHE Committee members expressed their gratitude to the outgoing Chair, Andy Dickinson for his leadership of the Committee over the […]

TSA responds to the Budget 2020

Commenting on today’s Budget statement, the Tank Storage Association’s Executive Director, Peter Davidson, said: “Today’s Budget comprises a number of key announcements in relation to regional growth, UK infrastructure, business rates as well as support for businesses in light of the global challenge presented by Coronavirus. At a time of substantial change, the Tank Storage Association is […]

TSA comments on E10 petrol consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on proposals to introduce E10 petrol from 2021, as part of the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). In response to the news, Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, said: “The bulk liquid storage sector plays a critical role in supporting access to […]

Trade Associations Launch Liquid Biofuel Supply Chain Strategy and Taskforce to Tackle Carbon Emissions

Trade Associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a future vision for liquid fuels ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’, which details the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in […]

TSA unveils new report on the role of the bulk liquid storage sector in the energy transition

The bulk liquid storage sector and associated logistics will have a key role to play in the energy transition and in supporting the achievement of the UK’s decarbonisation targets, according to a brand-new report from the Tank Storage Association. Enabling the energy transition: the role of the bulk liquid storage sector, published today, highlights the […]

Safe Loading Pass Scheme is extended

As of 1 January 2020, the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) has been extended to cover Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG). From the implementation date, any vehicles wishing to load LPG at participating terminals must be inspected under the SLPS when their existing pass expires. Barrie Salmon, TSA Technical Manager and Chair of the Safe Loading […]

TSA response to the General Election Result

Following the UK General Election result, Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, said: “We look forward to working closely and constructively with the UK Government and across Westminster on the significant issues before us. Most importantly, we call on government to work in partnership with the bulk liquid storage sector and for positive steps […]