Red Diesel

By the Barrel

Barrel deliveries are convenient if you are working on a site with limited access, or for a limited time and don’t have the space for a tank. We are the leading supplier of gas oil barrels in London and we can deliver same day, if required.

200 litre barrel

IBC (1000 Litres)

IBC's store up to 1000 litres of gas oil and are convenient if you require large volumes on your site short term. They can be easily stacked on top of each other to save space and are easy to handle with a forklift. We can deliver same day, if required.

IBC 1000 litre container

BULK Delivery

With our standard bulk delivery service, we can supply you with bulk red diesel within 3 - 10 days. However, if you require a faster delivery, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate any of your requirements.

For emergency or next day delivery, please call us on 020 8507 0123

Emergency Red Diesel Delivery 24/7

We pride ourselves in having a rapid response team and providing an outstanding service to our customers. We are available 24/7 for emergency call outs and never say no to getting you out of a stressful situation. Online Lubricants is a registered gas oil supplier with HMRC.

24/7 Out Of Hours Delivery
We never say no to those in need.
Simple Ordering Process
Quick, easy and hassle free ordering with our helpful and friendly team.
Guaranteed Delivery Service
We won't let you down. We'll deliver it. Guaranteed.
Difficult Access Deliveries
Our fully equipped vehicles enable us to deliver in areas with restricted or limited height access and cause little to no disruption when pumping directly into your tank.
Red Diesel is now banned for most uses - effective from 1 April 2022

From this date most sectors including construction are no longer legally allowed to use red diesel.

The government announced at Budget 2020 that it would remove the entitlement to use red diesel and rebated biodiesel from most sectors. To meet their proposed climate change and air quality targets, this measure is expected to incentivise these rebated fuel users to seek to use greener alternatives or use less fuel if possible.

Red diesel is responsible for the production of nearly 14 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. In the construction and infrastructure building sectors, red diesel was estimated to have caused 7% of nitrogen oxide emissions and 8% of PM10 emissions in London in 2018.

Non-eligible Sectors
  • Construction
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Waste Management
  • Commercial Heating
  • Plant Hire (construction purposes)
  • Logistics
  • Haulage
  • Airport Operations
  • Oil & Gas extraction
  • Ports
  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
Eligible Sectors
  • Agriculture - including horticulture, fish farming and forestry.
  • Community amateur sports clubs and golf clubs - including ground maintenance vehicles such as diggers, cranes and mowing machines.
  • Non-commercial heating and electricity generation - including domestic homes, places of worship, NHS hospitals, town halls and state schools.
  • Rail - including passenger, freight or maintenance vehicles designed to run on railways.
  • Travelling Fairs and Circuses - this includes powering machinery and providing heating/electricity for caravan accommodation.
  • Marine - sailing, boating and marine transport.
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Our Services

We have changed our focus from red diesel to supplying white diesel. To those sectors still eligible to use red diesel, we are continuing our supply as normal.  

White Diesel (DERV)
We are supplying regular diesel in barrels, pumped over and in bulk with the same level of service. For more information and to get a quote visit our white diesel page.

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)
HVO is produced from vegetable fats and oils, such as cooking oil. It offers improved burn efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Hydrogen is used as a catalyst instead of methanol, which makes HVO a cleaner-burning fuel with a longer shelf life than standard biodiesel. Unfortunately, HVO will not be given a special tax treatment to encourage its use, even though it has significantly less Greenhouse gas emissions. There is a premium cost above white diesel for this product. Contact us direct for a quote.

Online supply new tanks and pumps which can assist with the changeover to white diesel. It may be a good time to check how old your existing tank is, its condition and what’s likely to be lurking at the bottom that can cause later problems.

Tank Emptying
Emptying and/or flushing services are available, please ask for a quote. This can be co-ordinated with the new delivery of white diesel.

Staying Compliant

Check government guidelines
Make sure to read the red diesel guidelines on the government website and check in regularly to stay up to date with any further changes. If you don’t see your intended use of gas oil on the list of approved applications, get confirmation direct from the government before making any further purchases - It is most likely that you are no longer eligible to use red diesel.

Run down stock levels
You should have now used up all of your red diesel and no longer have any in storage if you are not eligible. For any red diesel you may have remaining you can legally sell, give away or safely dispose of it. Make sure to keep a record of this as evidence.

Keep invoices and receipts
It is always good practise but make sure to keep your receipts and invoices for proof of fuel purchases and delivery - HMRC can spot-check and issue fines or seize machinery for non-compliance.

Plant hire
Plant hire companies should complete an inspection when vehicles and equipment are returned.

Illegal use punishment

It is still unsure what approach HMRC will take when it comes to enforcement, however the government are clearly motivated to crack down on the illegal use of red diesel. HMRC can issue fines and sieze vehicles and machinery, which would mean being charged an additional fee for the removal.

Preventing theft

Fuel theft is expected to become an increased problem with the higher volumes of white diesel being used and stored on site - both red and white diesel have already been reported as targets for theft. We recommend enhancing your current security measures and surveillance.

If you haven't done so already, consider using a smart tank. These tanks have secure locks to keep your fuel safe and a telemetry system which will monitor fuel levels and notify you if low - a sudden drop in fuel could indicate a theft or a leak.


We are always here to help. Contact us anytime for advice -

020 8507 0123