4 Categories of Petrol Stations in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, the minister of Municipal and Rural affairs Abdul Latif Bin Abdul Malik Al- Sheikh approved the bylaws to divide the gas stations and petrol stations and service centers into four main categories depending on their location, area, and facilities.

CATEGORIES OF PETROL STATIONS: What are these four categories lets readout below?

1-The first category of service centers and gas stations and petrol stations include those service stations that are located on highways covering an area of 10,000 square meters.

2-The second category covers all those service stations and gas stations and petrol stations that are located on highways covering the area of 6,000 square meters.

3-The third category covers all those gas stations and petrol stations and service center that are located in approved planned districts in cities and covers an area of 3,000 square meters.

4-The fourth category includes all those gas stations and petrol stations and service centers that are placed in an approved and planned districts in cities and has the area of 2,000 square meters.

RULES FOR PETROL STATIONS: Besides these four categories, the bylaws stipulate some further rules.

A-All the gas stations and petrol stations and service stations on highways in the same direction should be built with the distance of 50 kilometers.

B-The distance between the gas stations and petrol stations on roads other than highways should not be less than 20 kilometers.

C-The gas stations and petrol stations are not allowed to make any change on entry or exit point once the license has been issued.

D-The gas stations and petrol stations and service station must be located at a distance of 25 meters from factories, hospitals, schools, wedding halls and shopping malls.

E-The gas stations and petrol stations and worker’s accommodation are permitted for recreational and commercial activities that suit that area and location.

Source: Saudi Gazette