Retail & Site License Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Energy is compelled to respond within a period of 90 days. This period must be calculated from the date the proof of publication is lodged with the Department of Energy. The 90 day time period stops once the Controller’s office requests further information until the date such information is provided by the applicant. There is further a mandatory waiting period of 20 working days after the date of publication, for the purposes of objections by any interested or affected party.
The Controller of Petroleum Products is the Minister of the Department of Energy, or an official that has been appointed by the Minister. The DDG: Hydrocarbon and energy planning is nominated as the Controller of Petroleum Products.
A license certificate can be amended at any time if there’s been any form of change to the license holder’s details (entity/individual etc.). When there is a majority change of ownership within the licensed entity an amendment is not applicable and therefore a new application must be lodged.
According to The Petroleum Products Amendments Act, 2003 (Act No 58, 2003) Any person who is found to be in contravention of the Act, shall be guilty of an offence; and be liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding R1,000,000.00 or imprisonment for a period of not exceeding 10 years, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
The licence or the certified copy should be displayed on the business premises in a manner which anyone entering the premises may read it.
You have to inform the Controller of Petroleum Products in writing of any change of trade name, postal address of registered office, business telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number or email address within 30 days of the relevant change taking effect; OR the change can be included on the Wholesale License Annual Information Submission Form (DME 394) as part of annual information provided that the 30 day period is complied with.
Retail and Site License Applications
Ufuel (Pty) Ltd offers the following Retail and Site license services nationwide.
UFuel facilitates new retail license applications, change-of-hands retail license applications, new site license applications and the transfer of existing site licenses. We are the preferred service provider for various of the major oil companies and have the best track record in the industry when it comes to service-levels, price and turnaround times.