Diesel and kerosene for tractors and agricultural use

Red Diesel or Gas oil

Red Diesel is primarily used in off-road vehicles and machinery and is the same as regular diesel, but with a red dye added in, so that it can’t be used on road-going vehicles.  There is strict legislation surrounding its use, as it’s taxed differently to the diesel used for on-road vehicles.  Our knowledgeable team can answer any questions you have and to help you get the right fuel for your vehicles and machinery.

Diesel and kerosene for agricultural machinery - Target fuels Essex Suffolk

Red diesel is used by many industries and not just in off-road vehicles but also in generators and farm machinery.  It’s virtually the same fuel as regular diesel except that a red dye is added to it to identify illegal uses.

This type of diesel is used across a wide variety of industries and as such, the fuel account for around 15% of d

iesel consumption in the UK.

The main uses are for off-road fuel, power generation and heating applications in industries such as: –

  • Construction
  • Farming
  • Factories
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Rail
  • Outdoor Events (Festivals)


Kerosene is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid, derived from petroleum and is largely used for burning in kerosene lamps and for domestic heaters or furnaces and is used across a wide variety of industries.

We deliver diesels, oils, AdBlue and fuel additives throughout Essex, Suffolk and London, including Colchester, Clacton, Braintree, Chelmsford, Manningtree, Brightlingsea, Harwich, Ipswich, Sudbury, Felixstowe and Stowmarket.

We also offer the option to ship any diesel, AdBlue and oil products nationwide, not just in Essex and Suffolk, using our trusted couriers.

Derv – White Diesel

This is what we know as traditional diesel fuel for on-road vehicles in the UK and it’s commonly abbreviated as DERV, standing for diesel-engine road vehicle. It carries a tax premium over equivalent fuel for non-road use, hence the red dye in Red Diesel to show the difference.

For further information on red diesel, diesel or kerosene or fuel additives, oil products and AdBlue, email dan@targetfuels.co.uk  or telephone 0844 409 8885