Red diesel, otherwise known as gas oil, is a familiar product amongst some but, a complete mystery to many more. 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 taxed fuel which is generally labelled as road diesel, white diesel or derv. You can find it at all petrol stations usually however red diesel is much more mysterious and harder to find.
Red diesel is exactly the same as white diesel except for its colour and purpose. It will work just like diesel in your car but, it would be illegal to use for your normal journey because it is taxed differently and you’d be breaking the law using gas oil instead of diesel. 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 it cheaper and who can use it?
Red diesel is cheaper than road diesel because it is used in the construction, agriculture, and horticulture industries. It is used as a fuel to power the vehicles and machinery for work purposes and 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 include –
- Backup Generators – Are placed on-site at locations across the country where they 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 now?
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!
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