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123 Oil is available round-the-clock, 365 days a year, specialising in emergency red diesel delivery. Our extensive experience and expertise in the oil fuel distribution industry make us well-equipped to handle any urgent fuel needs. Whether you are facing a fuel run-out or an emergency fuel outage, we are committed to providing prompt assistance.

In critical situations, we understand the importance of a swift response. Our dedicated team ensures that we can be on-site within a matter of hours, ready to deliver the required emergency red diesel fuel. Our reliable service will provide you peace of mind knowing that your fuel needs will be promptly addressed, allowing you to resume operations without unnecessary delays.

We prioritise customer satisfaction and strive to maintain our reputation for efficient and swift services. Trust us to be your reliable off road diesel supplier and ensure you have access to emergency red diesel fuel when you need it the most.

What is Red Diesel?

Red diesel (gas oil), or low-duty white diesel, is a variant of white diesel that is specifically intended for use in untaxed off-road vehicles and machinery. It has multiple applications in different sectors, such as agriculture, rail transport, non-commercial electricity generation, and heating. It is important to note that red diesel cannot be utilised as fuel for regular automobiles due to its minimal taxation.

123 Oil, with decades of experience, is among the UK’s leading bulk red diesel suppliers.

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Which Sectors Can Use Red Diesel?

To comply with Customs and Excise Regulations, the use of minimally taxed diesel mandates the inclusion of a distinctive red dye into the red diesel. This dye enables inspectors to promptly and definitively identify instances of illegal fuel usage, facilitating appropriate actions against the offender. Consequences for such infractions may involve vehicle detainment and imposition of fines.

From the 1st of April, 2022, the UK government implemented changes that removed the eligibility of red diesel supplies for many sectors. Consequently, numerous businesses are now required to utilise fuel that is taxed at the standard rate for road diesel (DERV).

The entitlement to red diesel for sale or rebated fuel is now limited to specific purposes, including:

  • Rail transport
  • Community amateur golf courses and sport clubs
  • Sailing, marine transport and boating
  • Travelling circuses and fairs
  • Non-commercial purposes such as electricity generation and heating
  • Agriculture, fish farming, horticulture and forestry

These legislative changes were implemented to promote the adoption of low-emission fuels. Increasing the cost of diesel gives users a greater incentive to enhance energy efficiency and opt for cleaner alternatives.

Can Red Diesel Be Used as a Heating Oil?

Starting from the 1st of April 2022, red diesel as a fuel for commercial heating is no longer allowed. However, we present the ideal solution to meet your heating needs with our industrial heating oil (IHO). It is a relatively economical alternative to red diesel to heat your home or business. However, IHO cannot be used in on- and off-road vehicles or any other engines.

Our industrial heating oil offers numerous benefits, such as:

  • Compatible with BS2869 Class A2 10 ppm: IHO meets the requirements of BS2869 Class A2 10 ppm, a British standard for heating oil with a low sulphur content of 10 parts per million (ppm).
  • Compatible with BS2869 Class D 1000 ppm: IHO also complies with BS2869 Class D 1000 ppm, another British standard for heating oil with a higher sulphur content of 1000 ppm.
  • Meeting British Standard BS 2869: IHO satisfies the specifications outlined in the British Standard BS 2869 for heating oil, ensuring its quality and adherence to industry standards.
  • High Energy Density: IHO produces more heat per unit of volume, making it ideal for businesses that require significant heat output.
  • Cost-Effective: IHO is often cheaper than other fuels, helping businesses manage their energy costs effectively.
  • Reliable: IHO is a stable and readily available fuel source, ensuring a consistent supply for businesses.
  • Easy to Store: IHO is easy to store and transport, providing convenience for businesses managing their fuel supply.
  • Safe: IHO is non-toxic and non-explosive, meeting safety regulations and ensuring proper handling and storage.
  • Low Maintenance: IHO equipment requires less maintenance due to clean burning and reduced contaminants.
  • Long Lasting: IHO equipment is designed for durability, offering long-term value for industrial use.
  • Versatile: IHO can be used in various industrial and commercial applications, providing flexibility to meet different business needs.
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Advantages of Using Red Diesel

Red diesel fuel offers significant cost advantages compared to other fuels, mainly due to its distinct taxation and regulation, resulting in reduced expenses. As a result, it is highly suitable for large and heavy machinery that consumes substantial quantities of fuel.

One notable advantage of red diesel is its ability to generate higher heat levels than standard gasoline. This characteristic makes it well-suited for heavy machinery that requires significant heat for startup, enabling them to operate reliably even in cold weather conditions. The agricultural sector extensively uses red diesel in tractors, bulldozers, generators and other machinery that necessitates substantial heat during startup.

Additionally, it finds applications in construction equipment such as skid steers, cranes, and backhoes, which demand substantial power that other fuel types may not adequately provide.

The availability and transportability of red diesel are also noteworthy. Contacting an approved red diesel dealer allows for convenient delivery of the fuel directly to your location; alternatively, you can pick it up along with your equipment.

Cost of Red Diesel

The red diesel cost fluctuates daily due to various factors such as supply, demand, global events, and political influences. Consequently, we are unable to provide online prices for red diesel. The specific delivery location and quantity required also impact the overall cost of red diesel. Ordering larger quantities results in a lower price per litre of fuel.

Learn More About Red Diesel

If you are planning to buy red diesel for domestic or commercial uses and want to learn more about this, you can visit our Red Diesel FAQs page, where we have answered some of the most asked questions about red diesel.

123 Oil – Your Trusted Red Diesel Supplier in the UK

  • Experience, efficiency, and trust are our distinguishing qualities as an industrial heating oil company.
  • We have the expertise to deliver superior fuel and exceptional service.
  • We maintain transparency and trust with our customers, which has placed us among the leading red diesel suppliers.
  • Our commitment lies in clear, honest communication, fair pricing, and dependable deliveries.
  • Our team of knowledgeable experts is readily available to provide guidance and support whenever required.

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