Red diesel is widely used to operate registered off-road vehicles, machinery, and commercial boilers; however, The Government's recent changes on the tax relief of gas oil means many industry sectors are no longer eligible to use gas oil/red diesel.
As your local commercial and agricultural fuel supplier, we’ve put together a list of FAQs to help you better understand the dos and don’ts of red diesel.
“Red diesel” is the most common name used for gas oil. To prevent its misuse in road vehicles, it is a legal requirement for red diesel to be marked with a red dye as well as chemical markers. Red diesel is essentially the same as white diesel (DERV) however you are unable to use it in road vehicles and other prohibited vehicles and uses.
Some of the more common names you might hear red diesel referred as include tractor diesel, 35-second oil, agricultural diesel, cherry red, rebated diesel, and generator diesel.
It is worth noting that any machine or appliance should only contain rebated fuel if it’s being used, or was last used, for one of these purposes. A machine or appliance found with rebated diesel in it, that it should not contain, is liable to seizure and financial sanction.
But only when they’re being used for qualifying purposes, for example:
We recommend that you check The Government website for specific details on the acceptable uses of each type of vehicle, before purchasing red diesel to ensure you are operating within the confinements of the law.
Red diesel differs in seasonal specification, the fuel properties are adjusted seasonally to maintain good low-temperature performance and operability. This is known as winter or summer-grade fuel.
WCF Chandlers have been supplying red diesel from local depots to businesses across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, East and South Yorkshire, and East Anglia since 1935.
Like all liquid fuels,
the price of red diesel varies depending on a range of factors.
Our red diesel price changes daily. To ensure we’re giving
you the best price, we recommend that you speak to one of our team who can
assist you with the best diesel price today by calling us at 01476 584123 or emailing email@example.com
If you have any further questions about red diesel or would
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