Petroleum Act

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 23 of 1908)

(1st July 2000)
An Act relating to the carriage and storage of petroleum.
[26th November 1909]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Petroleum Act.
2.  In this Act —
“case” means a receptacle containing not more than 36 litres, and when used of petroleum in bulk means 36 litres;
“dangerous petroleum” means petroleum which has a flashing point below 23º Celsius, or such standard as is fixed by the Minister to be ascertained as provided in this Act;
“dangerous petroleum anchorage” means any place prescribed for ships carrying dangerous petroleum;
“export”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to take or cause to be taken out of Singapore by sea or by land;
“import”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to bring or cause to be brought into Singapore by sea or by land;
“petroleum” includes the liquids commonly known by the names of rock oil, Rangoon oil, Burma oil, kerosene, paraffin oil, petrol, gasoline, benzol, benzoline, benzine, naphtha and any like inflammable liquid, whether a natural product or one that is made from petroleum, coal, schist, shale or any other bituminous substance, or from any product thereof;
“petroleum in bulk” means petroleum in any vessel or receptacle having a capacity of 1,364 litres or more;
“place” includes houses, yards and open spaces appurtenant thereto, buildings, footways, quays, landing stages, sea-walls, sea-beach and the banks of any river, canal or creek;
“port” means any port or place declared by rule under this Act to be a port for the purposes of this Act;
“Port Master” includes a Deputy Port Master;
“transport” means to remove from any place or vessel to any other place or vessel within Singapore;
“vessel” includes every kind of steam or sailing vessel, hulk, junk, boat, sampan or any kind of craft used for the conveyance of persons or things by water or for storage.