Red diesel & gas oil supply and delivery in Cheshire
Red diesel / gas oil is arguably the invisible force behind some of the country’s most important industries. Farmers, factories, shipping companies and mining firms all rely on easy access to good quality red diesel in order to be productive. At EGS Fuels, we know how important it is to be able to offer such a vital fuel to our customers, whether they are operating coastal businesses, or situated in rural areas. We pride ourselves on our round-the-clock service which allows us to deliver red diesel to customers across Manchester and Cheshire, seven days a week. Our local knowledge and red diesel expertise means that our clients get the best possible service at the most competitive prices.
What is red diesel?
Red diesel is known by a lot of different names – gas oil, tractor diesel, cherry red, generator diesel, 35-second oil, and agricultural diesel. But no matter what it is called, the basic product is still the same. Like regular diesel gas, red diesel is made from a mixture of crude oil components known as hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons create a very stable product which is less explosive and flammable than other fuels – making it perfect for regular use in agricultural; and industrial settings. However, unlike regular diesel, it can be sold at very low rebated prices to a select group of people. This is due to a taxation law which makes it more affordable for people who are reliant on access to cheap fuel to conduct their business.
FUN FACT – Red diesel gets its name from the red dye which is added to the gas, to differentiate it from regular, colourless diesel. However, this red dye will stain the inside of the engine, making it easier for authorities to identify instances of illegal red diesel usage.
Who can buy red diesel?
Red diesel is typically used by people in the agricultural sector, or for industrial use in other fuel-reliant businesses. HMRC is extremely vigilant about illegal uses of red diesel, and anyone found to have been using red diesel illegally may be subject to a large fine. According to the taxman, the following people are eligible to use cheaper red diesel products in the course of their work:
- Farmers and other agricultural workers.
- Transport firms.
- Plant and equipment hire businesses.
- Shipping businesses.
- Quarrying and mining firms.
If you are unsure whether or not your business qualifies for a red diesel allowance, contact HMRC directly before purchasing any fuel.
Get in touch
We sell red diesel in quantities ranging as little as 25 litres. We are happy to arrange small packaged deliveries are available, and we also offer a 4×4 delivery service for remote areas or sites where you simply don’t want to store fuel. We offer a wide range of payment terms to help you manage your cash-flow.
What Our Clients Say
We’ve been delivering to our customers in Cheshire, Manchester and the North-West reliably and regularly for over 25 years.
We have been with EGS for over 10 years. They keep our heating tank topped up over the winter months. Never had an issue with price or delivery … everything runs like clockwork
We ran out on Christmas Eve 2015 . EGS Fuels came out wihtin 2 hours and saved our Christmas!. Been with them ever since.
We have a complicated multi-drop site. EGS Fuels keep us topped up all year round. It’s a great service, price and peace of mind!
We only take small 900 litre drops, but they give us great service and good prices. Been with EGS for 10 years.
I’ve been using EGS for 7 years now after my previous supplier let us down. They’re very reliable and easy to contact. I like that they’re a family business. We see them delivering to several houses on our road.