Red Diesel

We deliver Red Diesel to farms, building sites, and industrial sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We supply A2 Red Diesel, (Gas Oil), at competitive prices to farms, businesses, and industrial sites.

We offer Red Diesel for both delivery and collection from our Depots.

With 7 locations across the UK, we provide prompt fuel deliveries and a 24/7 customer service to every customer. This gives you the flexibility to order fuel when you need it most and a delivery service you can rely on.

You can choose from various quantities, including Bulk deliveries between 200L to 36,000L, 25L Drums, or any quantity for collection. You can purchase up to 900L of Red Diesel online. To purchase quantities larger than this please contact us and we will connect you with one of our sales agents.

Each customer will be connected to a fuel expert, provided a quick quote and delivery timescale, and advised on the best fueling solution for their individual requirements. Our highly experienced team understand every fuel user has specific needs. They are always happy to listen to your concerns and offer advice tailored to you.

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    Government Changes

    The UK government has announced that it will remove the entitlement to use red diesel for many sectors from the 1st of April 2022. This will require businesses to use fuel which is taxed at the standard rate for white diesel. The change in legislation is to encourage users to switch to more sustainable fuels; the more expensive diesel is. The motivation is to improve energy efficiency and opt in for cleaner alternatives. The UK government want to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. View our Red Diesel FAQ’s below to learn more about Gas Oil.

    Red Diesel FAQ’s

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is Red Diesel?
    • What is Red Diesel Used For?
    • Where can I Buy Red Diesel (Gas Oil)?
    • Why is Red Diesel Cheaper Than White?
    • Who Uses Red Diesel?
    • How Much Red Diesel Can I Buy?
    • Can I Use Red Diesel in My Car?
    • Can You Remove the Red Dye from Red Diesel?
    • How Do I Store Red Diesel?
    • Can Red Diesel Damage My Engine?
    • Do You Pay Tax on Red Diesel?
    • What Happens If you Use Red Diesel Illegally?
    • Who Check for Red Diesel?
    • Can I use Red Diesel on my boat?
    • Can Red Diesel Expire?
    • Which Vehicles Can Use Red Diesel?
    • I Accidentally Filled My Card with Red Diesel, What Now?
    • Does Red Diesel Product More Smoke Than Regular Diesel?

    See answers below

    Q: What is Red Diesel?
    A: Red Diesel is just white road diesel with a red dye. The red dye is the reason Red Diesel is sometimes called ‘Cherry Juice’ and distinguishes it from regular road diesel.
    Q: What is Red Diesel Used For?
    A: Red Diesel is used in off-road vehicles, such as tractors and diggers, and is cheaper than regular diesel because it benefits from a reduced fuel duty rate. The reduced rate is necessary so businesses in construction, fishing, forestry, and agriculture can make profit.
    Q: Where can I Buy Red Diesel (Gas Oil)?
    A: You can buy Red Diesel from your local Patterson Oil Depot! Just Request a Quote or call us today.

    We supply quality A2 Red Diesel at competitive prices to farms, businesses, and industrial sites.

    We know how important it is to have a fuel supplier you can depend on, which is why we keep our phone lines open 24/7, giving you the flexibility to order Red Diesel when you need it most.

    We offer an unbeatable customer service, quick delivery timescales and the option of collection in a variety of quantities.

    With 7 locations across the UK, we can deliver Red Diesel Near You!

    Q: Why Is Red Diesel Cheaper Than White?
    A: Red Diesel is cheaper than White Diesel because it benefits from a reduced fuel duty rate. Red Diesel receives a lower tax rate because it is used for off-road vehicles only, such as tractors in farms and bulldozers on building sites. The reduced rate allows businesses in construction, agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors to make profit.
    Q: Who Uses Red Diesel?
    A: Red Diesel is used as an off-road fuel in vehicles and machinery. It is commonly used for off-road vehicles in the construction, agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors.

    For example, a farmer would use Red Diesel to power their tractor.

    HMRC has compiled a full list of the vehicles that can use red diesel.

    Q: How Much Red Diesel Can I Buy?
    A: You can buy Red Diesel in a variety of quantities from us.

    These include bulk deliveries of Red Diesel between 200L to 36,000L, 25L Drums, or any quantity for collection at our various 7 locations.

    Q: Can I Use Red Diesel in My Car?
    A: You can only use Red Diesel in your car if your car is an off-road vehicle which you drive on private roads. Using Red Diesel in your car when driving on public roads is illegal.
    Q: Can You Remove the Red Dye from Red Diesel?
    A: Although the red dye can be removed from Red Diesel, it is completely illegal to do this. You will be charged with fuel laundering and spend time in prison if you are caught removing the red dye.
    Q: How Do I Store Red Diesel?
    The safest way to store your Red Diesel is in a Bunded Storage Tank.

    Bunded Tanks are tanks with two skins, essentially a tank within a tank. The outer-bund provides added protection and collects spilled oil in the event of a leak. This prevents environmental damage and allows you to reuse the spilled fuel.

    Storing your Red Diesel in a Bunded Tank gives you extra security and peace of mind.

    You can benefit from a 10 Year Manufacturer’s Guarantee, British Kitemark Approval, an OFTEC-accredited installation, and a range of Finance Options with any of our Harlequin Fuel Points and Fuel Dispensers.

    Q: Can Red Diesel Damage My Engine?
    A: Red Diesel will not damage your vehicle’s engine system, as it is the exact same fuel as regular, white diesel. However, you can only use Red Diesel to power an off-road vehicle, as using Red Diesel to power an on-road vehicle is illegal.
    Q: Do You Pay Tax on Red Diesel?
    A: Red Diesel is not entirely tax free. You do pay a 5% VAT charge on Red Diesel up to 2300L. However, this is an extremely reduced rate when you consider the 20% VAT charge on regular, white diesel.
    Q: What Happens If You Use Red Diesel Illegally?
    A: If you are caught using Red Diesel in an on-road vehicle in the UK, you will face charges for tax evasion. HMRC will seize your vehicle and charge you £250 for each offence related to Red Diesel misuse and charge you the duty owed.

    Repeated or more serious offences of Red Diesel misuse can lead to unlimited fines and prison.

    Q: Who Checks for Red Diesel?
    A: HMRC and the police can spot check for Red Diesel by dip testing your fuel tank. The red dye in Red Diesel will stain the dipstick and identify the fuel as Red Diesel. The red dye is stubborn, which means previous Red Diesel misuse can be determined years later.
    Q: Can I use Red Diesel on my boat?
    A: If your boat is used for commercial fishing purposes, you can use Red Diesel for heating, electricity, and propulsion purposes.

    If your boat is used for pleasure, you can use Red Diesel to heat and power electricity on your boat, but not for propulsion.

    Q: Can Red Diesel Expire?
    A: Red Diesel does expire. However, it can last around 12 months if it is maintained and stored correctly.

    To keep stored Red Diesel fresh, you should keep it in a dry, cool environment and use fuel additives such as our Fuel Boost to prevent bacterial growth, water contamination, and build-up.

    Q: Which Vehicles Can Use Red Diesel?
    A: There is a full list of off-road vehicles that can use Red Diesel available on the HMRC website.

    Some examples of vehicles that can use Red Diesel include tractors, mowing machines, gritters, diggers, and mobile cranes.

    Q: I Accidentally Filled My Car with Red Diesel, What Now?
    A: If you accidentally put Red Diesel in your car, you should arrange for the Red Diesel to be removed and drained immediately.
    Q: Does Red Diesel Produce More Smoke Than Regular Diesel?
    A: Red Diesel and regular diesel are chemically the same, so Red Diesel will produce the same amount of smoke as normal, regular diesel.