Sale of fuel into containers

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Mike

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Jul 15, 2021, 8:58:53 AMJul 15
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I heard that the sale of fuel into containers was banned.

1.       Is this true and if so

a.       For how long (i.e. will we be able to fill them come Xmas?)

2.       Is this only for Gauteng and Natal?

Mike


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Brian

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Jul 15, 2021, 9:02:56 AMJul 15
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All of SA. Here is the news :

 

https://www.news24.com/fin24/economy/its-now-illegal-to-buy-fuel-in-a-container-in-sa-20210715

 

 

 

 

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I heard that the sale of fuel into containers was banned.

1.       Is this true and if so

a.       For how long (i.e. will we be able to fill them come Xmas?)

2.       Is this only for Gauteng and Natal?

Mike

 

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Glen Roberts

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Jul 15, 2021, 10:08:15 AMJul 15
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Officially all of SA, but I filled up all my Petrol and Diesel cans today without issues.  The service station owner stated that the ban in the Western Cape will come into effect this weekend.  I don't know how they expect us to keep our generators etc on the farm filled if we cannot use cans to transport fuel?  Once again, no logical thought process behind decisions that are made.
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Johan Snyman

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Jul 15, 2021, 11:51:27 AMJul 15
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Why don’t you just syphon fuel out of the tank into your containers ?

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On 15 Jul 2021, at 4:08 PM, Glen Roberts <glen.r...@afriweather.co.za> wrote:

 Officially all of SA, but I filled up all my Petrol and Diesel cans today without issues.  The service station owner stated that the ban in the Western Cape will come into effect this weekend.  I don't know how they expect us to keep our generators etc on the farm filled if we cannot use cans to transport fuel?  Once again, no logical thought process behind decisions that are made.

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Glen

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All of SA. Here is the news :

 

https://www.news24.com/fin24/economy/its-now-illegal-to-buy-fuel-in-a-container-in-sa-20210715

 

 

 

 

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Brian McMahon

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Subject: [Overland] Sale of fuel into containers

 

I heard that the sale of fuel into containers was banned.

1.       Is this true and if so

a.       For how long (i.e. will we be able to fill them come Xmas?)

2.       Is this only for Gauteng and Natal?

Mike

Glen Roberts

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Jul 15, 2021, 2:27:15 PMJul 15
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The fuel tank in my vehicle has a anti- theft device in that prevents fuel being siphoned. As do most vehicles these days.

Johan Snyman

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Jul 15, 2021, 2:34:32 PMJul 15
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The tank also has a drain pipe….

Where there is a will, there is a way !

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Geoff Hill

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Jul 15, 2021, 4:31:03 PMJul 15
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My golf cart is petrol my car is diesel.

 

Geoffth

 


1.      For how long (i.e. will we be able to fill them come Xmas?)

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Bruce Turner

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Jul 16, 2021, 2:00:54 AMJul 16
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I’ve just filled up two 200ltr drums with diesel for delivery vehicles and our generator.

No problems.

Rgds
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Jul 16, 2021, 5:52:47 AMJul 16
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I wouldn’t describe a 200l barrel as a small container.  Apart from it being 3 x the size of my vehicles fuel tank, I can’t see anyone picking it up with one hand either.

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Derrick Slogrove

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Jul 16, 2021, 2:50:13 PMJul 16
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Seems the situation regarding containers is clarified. Approved containers are permitted 

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Glen Roberts

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Jul 16, 2021, 3:14:32 PMJul 16
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All good and well, except that it has always been illegal for service stations to fill containers that are not designed for fuel. I have been at filling stations where attendants have refused to fill for example 5l water containers with fuel.
Bottom line then, is that nothing has actually changed.
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Glen


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