The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 regulates English above ground oil storage and covers petrol, diesel, vegetable, synthetic and mineral oils. Regulations imposed by The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) require home and business owners storing more than 200 litres of oil in any format to use a secure method of containment. These containment methods commonly include tanks, drums, and bowsers. These regulations assist greatly in the prevention of environmental damage caused by oil tank leaks and spills.
Further detail regarding these regulations can be found on the GOV UK website.