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red diesel storageRed diesel storage regulations are influenced by a number of different factors. These include the location and the age of the diesel tanks. Users of red diesel can become a little anxious as they know a whole host of environmental problems can be caused by incorrect red diesel storage. Your environmental regulator should be able to provide you personalised advice when it comes to red diesel storage. However, for a general overview of the regulations, please read this blog post.

Red Diesel Storage – Who Has To Comply With the Guidelines

The rules on storing red diesel differ in each country in the UK. All tanks need to comply with the regulations unless they meet the criteria set out below.

Northern Ireland

If your tank was connected prior to 2003 and its maximum volume is below 1,250 litres.

Wales & England

A tank with a full volume of 1,500 litres or that was connected prior to 1991.

In Scotland, all oil tanks have to comply with regulations, regardless of age or capacity.

If your oil storage facilities pose an environmental threat then an environmental regulator may request that you make some changes to your site.

What Happens If You’re Storing Red Diesel Incorrectly?

Out of respect for your local environment, you should try to meet the requirements of the oil storage regulations, even if you have been exempt from complying with them. You’ll be issued a fine and possibly face a court appearance if you have been found to neglect the oil storage regulations. One of the main dangers of incorrect fuel storage is water pollution.

Mobile Bowsers – Do The Same Rules Apply?

Mobile bowsers in England and Scotland still need to comply with the same oil storage guidelines as set out by DEFRA.

High-Quality Diesel Tanks

Here at Speedy Fuels, we are proud to be one of the leading suppliers of diesel tanks in the UK. We can help you keep your red diesel and other fuels safe and secure.

To find out more about our diesel tanks, give us a quick call on 0330 123 3773 and one of our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Responses to “Red Diesel Storage”

  1. ED Walton

    what is the cost of 500 ltrs of red ? : 07956 470 724

  2. mike

    How can i test if the red diesel that has been stored is any good or ok to use

    • Brian.Madden

      Hi Mike, providing you have been storing red diesel in a contamination free way, e.g. no water or rain has been able to get into the tank and that it hasn’t been exposed to any temperatures above 35 degrees, then it should be ok to use for 2 years after purchase. Anything that has been stored for over 2 years will need to have a sample of the fuel tested in a laboratory.

  3. mrs davey

    hi,will your drivers deliver and fill a IBC tank, clear plastic,1000 lts and lts approx 30mts from roadside,

    • Eric Wood


      Thank you for getting in touch. One of our fuel experts will be emailing you shortly to discuss this with you.


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