Wholesale and Retail Petroleum License

If you're considering stepping into the wholesale distribution of petroleum products, you'll need to acquire a petroleum license. This vital license, granted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, allows you to purchase petroleum products in bulk. This page serves as your step-by-step guide to applying for a petroleum wholesale license, detailing the necessary forms, publication of notices, and the annual reporting requirements.

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Petroleum Wholesale and Retail License: An Overview

A petroleum wholesale license is mandatory for businesses dealing in the bulk purchase and distribution of petroleum products within South Africa. Issued by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, this license remains valid for the duration of your business operations.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process

  1. Filling the Application Form: Obtain and complete the application form provided by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for a petroleum wholesale license.
  2. Publishing the Notice: Post submission, the department will issue a letter directing you to publish a notice of the application in four local newspapers.
  3. Proof of Publication: Submit proof of the publication of the notice to the department as a part of your application process.
  4. Application Review: The department will evaluate your application, assessing its compliance with the relevant regulations.
  5. License Issuance: Once approved, you’ll be granted your petroleum wholesale license.


Annual Reporting: An Essential Responsibility

Upon obtaining your petroleum wholesale license, it’s essential to submit annual reports detailing your business operations. These reports serve to ensure regulatory compliance and aid in monitoring the activities of petroleum wholesale license holders.