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 are able to 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.

IBC 1000 litre container

BULK Delivery

With our standard bulk delivery service, we can supply you with bulk red diesel within 48 hours. However, if you require a faster delivery, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate any of your requirements.

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For emergency or next day delivery, please call us on 0208 507 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.
What is Red Diesel?

Also known as gas oil and 35 second oil, red diesel is a cost-efficient fuel, commonly used in agriculture. Gas oil is a cheaper option in comparison to using road fuel, due to the way it is taxed, but is illegal to use on the road.

What can you fuel with gas oil?
Tractors, diggers and cranes
Backup generators
Ride-on mowers
Heating fuel

Legal Requirement
You don’t need a license to purchase red diesel, but you do need to ensure that you purchase it from a registered gas oil supplier. You must also adhere to the legal usage, failure to do so could result in a large fine or imprisonment.

Please be aware from April 2022 the legal requirements for usage of red diesel is changing and will apply to most sectors. We recommend to regularly check the government website for updated and official information.

Fractional distillation of crude oil diagram
IMPORTANT GAS OIL CHANGES
Red Diesel is to be banned for most uses from 1 April 2022

From this date it is most likely that you will have to use white diesel in your equipment. You need to start planning for this now, consider:

Higher cost of white diesel
 Emptying and cleaning tanks before the change

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.

Read Government Information
Impact on Businesses

The sectors that will lose the entitlement to use red diesel will need to change over to white diesel. Although the government states that it is expected to have a minimal to no impacts on business, it will increase fuel costs, as you will need to pay the full rate for using white diesel. White diesel is taxed at a higher rate because it is legally permitted to be used on public roads.


Sectors likely to be affected
  • Construction
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Waste Management
  • Road Maintenance
  • Plant Hire
  • Logistics
  • Haulage
  • Airport Operations
  • Oil & Gas extraction
  • Ports
  • Manufacturing
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