Red diesel, otherwise known as gas oil, is a familiar product amongst some – but a complete mystery to others. Its recent presence in the news has undoubtedly sparked curiosity amongst a few people and probably the reason you’re reading this article now.
What is Red Diesel (in Lehman’s Terms)
If you have a diesel engine vehicle then you’ll be very familiar with the fuel which it uses for power called ‘diesel’. This is a regularly taxed fuel which is generally labelled as road diesel, white diesel or SERV. You can find it at all petrol stations usually however red diesel is much more mysterious and harder to find.
Red Diesel (Gas Oil) is exactly the same as white diesel except for the colour dye that is added to the fuel. It will work just like diesel in your car but it is illegal do so if you’re using it on the road because because of the lower tax duty on this fuel.
The red dye is a marker and can be used to detect the illegal use of red diesel if you’re stopped by police or HMRC’s roadside stop checks.
Why is Red Diesel cheaper and who can use it
Red diesel is cheaper than road diesel (DERV) because it’s used in the construction, agriculture, and horticulture industries. It’s used as a fuel to power vehicles and machinery for work purposes and it is a low tax (rebated) fuel because it can’t be used (in most cases) on the roads. If you’d like to find more answers to common questions regarding red diesel then click here.
Other uses for Gas Oil (Red Diesel) include:
✓Backup generators are used onsite at locations across the country that rely on a constant flow of power. Data centres and hospitals are excellent examples of those who require red diesel to power their generators should they ever have a power-cut.
✓Ride-on mowers – “I hate cutting grass, however give me a ride-on mower and I’ll do all of my neighbours gardens. Lots of fun but, another thing which requires red diesel to get around!
Why should you buy Red Diesel today
The current price of crude oil (oil) is at a real low point at the moment and has been significantly reduced in the last few months. Between Dec 2014 and January 2015 the price of oil dropped by a large percentage. That’s a huge drop which could fall further but, has a much higher chance of rising and closing the large gap which has been created.
This means you can potentially buy your red diesel at the lowest price ever in recent history. For those of you who purchase large quantities, this means significant savings or massive bargains as you get more red diesel for your money!
Businesses across the UK choose Crown Oil to supply Gas Oil because:
✓We provide a 24-hour Emergency Fuel Service!
✓We’re an established Red Diesel supplier, with over 70 years experience!
✓We work hard to provide the most competitive Red Diesel Prices!
✓We can supply Red Diesel in 205 litre barrels, or in Bulk from 50 litres!
✓We offer our business customers Flexible Payment Options!
Would you like to see how we can help your business
If you’re unsure if your business can benefit from using Red Diesel, or would like to discuss your requirements and request a quote. You can do so by calling our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0845 313 0845. Alternatively, you can fill in the quote form on this page for a quote.