A History And Technology Of Petrol Filling Stations In The UK: How The Industry Has Developed And A Technical Insight.

A FREE IET talk for the public by Mike Jennings


Motoring petrol stations have been around for over 100 years and during that time have undergone huge technical and distribution changes that many motorists may be unaware of.

Petrol is one of the most dangerous substances commonly available to the public and valuable too, without it our society would be very different.

To keep us safe and ensure we get what we pay for, the down-stream petroleum industry has continuously invested in technology, international standards and processes. This presentation covers many of these developments and some of the step changes needed to comply with ever tightening regulations over the years. We start in America in 1859 and end at today’s safe, fraud free and clean service stations with a glimpse of what is inside the equipment and under the forecourt.

Mike Jennings is a retired Engineering Director with Gilbarco-Veeder Root who joined the down-stream fuels industry in the mid-1970s. An exciting time as the forecourt industry rushed to invest in electronic dispensers, controls and payment systems.

Refreshments will be available from 30 minutes before the advertised start time.


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22 May 2024 from 18:30 to 20:30
Anglia Ruskin University (Room QUE 101)
Queen's Building
Bishop Hall Lane
United Kingdom
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