Helping Your Business Navigate The New Gas Oil Regulations
From 1st April 2022 new government regulations will come into force that will see several sectors banned from using red diesel. Those businesses included in these sectors will need to switch from red diesel to DERV (Diesel Engine Road Diesel) or an alternative green fuel such as HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil).
The new regulations result from the government’s original policy to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy to help mitigate climate change and to achieve its targets in improved air quality.
From 1st April 2022 the government is removing tax relief for red diesel for many of its current users. As a result, fewer companies will be entitled to use red diesel and rebated fuels.
What will this mean for your business?
Check the list below to see if you will continue to be entitled to use red diesel or rebated fuel.
If your business is in the following list of industries you will not be able to use red diesel or rebated fuel from 1st April 2022:
- Airport operations and ports
- Commercial heating
- Construction and road maintenance
- Logistics and haulage
- Mining and quarrying
- Oil and gas extraction
- Waste management
If you’re no longer able to use rebated fuel, you should plan to run down the fuel you have to as close to nil as reasonably practicable before 1 April 2022.
You are then advised to remove redundant fuel that you have in stock, clean empty fuel tanks and replace the original fuel with white road diesel or a green alternative such as HVO, which is one of the cleanest fuels on the market.
Helping you during this transition period
BD Fuels can help your business during this transition period. To help businesses looking to make the switch from fossil fuels we offer a range of sustainable, green fuels such as HVO, which can reduce your net carbon emissions by up to 90%.
If you’re currently using red diesel for commercial heating purposes, consider switching to Industrial Heating Oil (IHO). IHO not only addresses the changes in the regulations but affords major cost-saving benefits.
How BD Fuels can help
Advisory service on meeting the new regulations
Redundant fuel uplift service (subject to site survey)
Organisation of a cleaning service for empty fuel tanks
Provision of green fuel alternative such as HVO
Find out more
To find out more about the forthcoming regulation changes and for details of what your next steps should be get in touch with our friendly team.