Red diesel near me
If you run a business that depends on red diesel, you’ll understand the importance of having a supplier who can ensure you’re always stocked up and even deliver emergency supplies when the need arises.
With over 170 years’ experience of delivering fuels and lubricants to customers across the UK, Cooke Fuels are one of the UK’s oldest and most well-known red diesel suppliers, so there’s no one more qualified to take care of your business’s gas oil needs.
So, whether you’re in need of a 205-litre barrel or a bulk order of anywhere from 500 litres to 36,500 litres (or more), our team can ensure delivery of all of the fuel you need as and when you need it.
Whether you’re ready to make an order or need some more help and advice about ordering, our friendly team here at Cooke Fuels will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and help answer any questions you have.
Call us now on 01282 775431 to place an order or find out more
Why choose Cooke Fuels?
✔ We’re available to arrange deliveries 24/7, 365 days a year
✔ Over 170 years’ experience operating within the fuel supply industry
✔ All deliveries completed within 48 hours
✔ Emergency same day / next day deliveries always available
✔ Our service is completely flexible, so we’re able to provide a fuel solution to suit your budget and schedule
✔ A free fuel management service is available for customers who don’t want the hassle of managing future fuel deliveries
✔ Every order is taken care of by a dedicated account manager
As you can see, there are so many reasons to trust us with your fuel needs.
What is red diesel and why is it red?
Despite popular misconceptions, red diesel isn’t red naturally, the colour comes from a special dye that is added to the fuel in order to distinguish it from the type of diesel commonly bought from the petrol filling stations. In other countries around the world, other colours are used to dye the fuel such as blue and green.
If you’ve ever wondered why its dyed red, that’s because of its legal status. It incurs a lower tax rate for some commercial uses and in almost every case, it’s against the law to use this fuel in any road vehicle on a public highway.
If you’re unsure if you should be using low duty gas oil in your own vehicles, you should consult with HMRC to check your own use cases to ensure that you’re compliant with the legal uses. Anybody found to be using the fuel illegally can and most often will be prosecuted for illegal usage.
If you’re looking for fast, friendly and reliable supplier with some of the most competitive prices on red diesel, get in touch with us here at Cooke Fuels today.
What vehicles can use red diesel?
In most cases, red diesel (gas oil) is designated for use by off-road vehicles and equipment. It’s advisable to check with HMRC for an up to date list of approved vehicles, but it’s generally accepted that many vehicles including farming machinery, sit-on lawnmowers, horticulture machinery, forestry equipment and backup generators are all legally able to use gas oil off-road.
There are very few exceptions to a vehicle powered by gas oil being able to use public highways for short journeys, such as farmers moving between fields and between parts of their property using the public highways. But it would be advisable to check with HMRC before doing so, as the rules can and often do change.
For those considering using red diesel in a road vehicle as a cheaper way to operate their vehicles, this is considered tax evasion and could therefore lead to a prosecution and hefty fines if caught.
Looking for a greener alternative to gas oil?
Here at Cooke Fuels, we take climate change seriously and understand that a lot of our customers do too. For this reason, we also offer a greener option for purchasing gas oil fuel called Carbon Offset Red Diesel.
There is a small, additional cost to this diesel which goes towards the purchase of ‘carbon credits’, which support initiatives that work to lower CO2 emissions around the world. This is a great way to show your own green credentials as a greener business, aiming to lower your carbon footprint.
As a result, CORD’s carbon emissions are neutralised, making it the perfect choice for any company looking to cut down its carbon footprint.
To learn more about this initiative, whether you’re an existing customer, or looking for a gas oil supplier able to provide you with a greener alternative. Please give our friendly team here at Cooke Fuels a call or fill in the contact form and somebody will contact you shortly to provide you with any help and advice you may require about red diesel and ‘carbon credits’.