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Interesting facts about Gas Oil – Crown Oil

What Is Gas Oil?

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Have you ever wondered when gas oil was originally formed? Do you know how many barrels of oil we consume on a daily basis around the world? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our handy infographic, dedicated to some interesting facts about gas oil:

Gas Oil

In the UK, gas oil (also referred to as “red diesel”) is a rebated fuel used for a variety of machinery and vehicles, although for non-road usage. Examples include tractors, excavators, cranes and other non-road applications – such as boats. It is illegal to use red diesel on public roads. We have put together a guide which covers the differences between fuels, all of which are available from Crown Oil.

Crown Oil supply a wide range of products including gas oil/red diesel, diesel/derv, heating oil/kerosene as well as lubricating oil. These fuels and lubricants are available at competitive prices and are used in a wide range of industries such as for agriculture, horticulture, construction or marine.

Delivery of any fuel order is greatly dependent on availability and location although, in most cases, delivery is made within 24-48 hours. A range of fuel services such as emergency fuel deliveries is also available. To find out more information or for help ordering fuel, please call our fuels team on 0845 313 0845 or fill in our online quote form for a quick response.