Suppling Red Diesel to Film & TV set locations in the North West
+ fuel generators, plant & machinery and gas oil tanks on construction sites
For more information or to order please call 07999 735 233
WHAT IS RED DIESEL FUEL?
Red diesel (also known as gas oil, tractor diesel, cherry red, generator diesel and agricultural diesel) is a low-tax and therefore low-cost fuel that is widely used to operate registered off-road vehicles and machinery. It can also be used to heat homes.
DOES RED DIESEL HAVE ANY OTHER NAMES?
Yes, red diesel is known by a number of other names such as gas oil, agricultural diesel, 35 seconds, cherry juice, tractor diesel, digger fuel, generator diesel and marine diesel.
IS RED DIESEL RED?
Yes – as its name suggests, gas oil contains a red dye with chemical markers in accordance with Customs and Excise requirements to enable HMRC or police officers to identify and quickly prosecute illegal usage. Upon testing, they must locate a marker dye or use dip testing.
DO YOU NEED A LICENCE TO USE RED DIESEL?
No, you don’t need a licence to purchase red diesel, however, you must sign an RDCO form upon purchase. You must only buy gas oil from a company who is HMRC registered. Read more about this on HMRC.
IS RED DIESEL EXEMPT FROM TAX?
No, red diesel isn’t completely exempt from tax. However, it is a heavily rebated fuel, so the tax charged is much less than on other fuels such as white diesel.
CAN RED DIESEL BE USED IN CARS?
CAN I USE RED DIESEL IN A BOILER TO HEAT MY HOME?
CAN YOU USE RED DIESEL IN TRACTORS FOR GRITTING ROADS?
CAN I USE RED DIESEL IN A CAR ON MY FARM?
You can use red diesel in a car on a farm, so long as it’s intended solely for off-road, farm-related use. You must not drive the car on the public roads if it’s powered on red diesel.
WHAT VEHICLES CAN USE RED DIESEL?
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON USING RED DIESEL FOR AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTORS?
CAN RED DIESEL BE USED IN GENERATORS?
Red diesel is a popular fuel for use in generators on building sites, farms, film sets and in back up generators in hospitals as it’s a cost-effective way to provide power to a critical system.