The rules around red diesel access are changing, alongside a number of updates to the UK’s rebated fuel legislation that affect fuel users across the UK.
Nationwide Fuels is here to help you stay on the right side of the law. We’ve collected everything you need to know about red diesel and rebated fuel access from the 1st of April 2022, so you can be sure that you’re not risking fines or seizure of your equipment.
What you need to know:
If your industry, sector or use case is losing the ability to use red diesel or another rebated fuel, then there are a few important points to consider:
- If your sector, industry or application can no longer use rebated fuel after the 1st of April, you are no longer permitted to use it
- You are not required to flush out any residue of rebated fuels from your tanks once you have used up your remaining stock
- You must not stockpile rebated fuel in advance of the 1st of April
If you don’t use up any rebated fuel in your tanks before the 1st of April you must:
- Sell or give the fuel to someone who is still eligible to use it
- Sell or give the fuel to a Registered Dealer in Controlled Oil (RDCO)
- Dispose of the fuel using an approved waste oil disposal or recycling company
If you choose to dispose of your fuel in any of the methods above, you must keep records showing how and when this was done. It is your responsibility as a fuel user to ensure that your unwanted fuels are passed on safely and within all applicable environmental guidelines.
The safest way to dispose of your unusable rebated fuels is via an approved waste oil disposal and recycling company, like Nationwide Fuels.