Service update

Due to excessive demand for oil deliveries we are temporarily disabling the ecommerce facility on our website.

This doesn’t mean we’re not delivering anymore - it just means you will need to order by telephone (01262 673346) so we can discuss your requirements and hopefully provide the best solution.

You will not be able to access your hbfuels.co.uk account during this downtime however we can also deal with account queries by telephone. Apologies for this inconvenience but please know we are doing our best to serve you during this difficult period.

2022 Gas Oil Rules

Changes to use of red diesel from 1 April 2022 

Significant changes to the rules around rebated Gas Oil/Red Diesel usage are coming into effect on 1 April 2022.  

In the 2020 budget, the Government announced that they would be removing the Gas Oil rebate in order to encourage the switch to more sustainable fuels. This means, from 1 April 2022, IT WILL BE ILLEGAL TO PUT REBATED FUEL INTO THE TANK OF A VEHICLE, VESSEL, MACHINE OR APPLIANCE that is not able to use it.  

ONLY CUSTOMERS IN THE FOLLOWING SECTORS will be allowed to continue to use Gas Oil: 

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Fish Farming and Forestry 
  • Rail Transport 
  • Power Generation/Heating in non-commercial premises (eg: schools, hospitals, prisons, town halls, places of worship and domestic homes requiring off-grid power) 
  • Golf courses and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC registered with HMRC) 
  • Sailing, boating, marine transport 
  • Travelling fairs and circuses 

This means any customers currently using Gas Oil outside these qualifying sectors, eg in the sectors of:  

  • Construction 
  • Plant hire 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Leisure industry 
  • Commercial  
  • Haulage 
  • Road Maintenance 

will not be permitted to use red diesel from April 1st and should plan to use up any fuel held in storage tanks and switch to an alternative fuel by this date. If you order supplies of Gas Oil between now and then, try to order only the amount you expect to use, and keep records of your deliveries. We will be checking all gas order orders for use and volume.  

You should plan to switch to an alternative fuel type for deliveries near to or from 1st April 2022. Alternatives include ULSD/white diesel or biofuels which have had full duty paid. 

Please follow the advice to customers from UKIFDA, our Industry Body: 

If you are no longer allowed to use rebated fuel:  

• Talk to your local distributor about your plans.  

• Plan to run down the fuel in your vehicles or machine to close to nil before 1 April 2022.  

• If you sell or dispose of your rebated fuel keep a record of how and when the fuel was disposed of, or who it was sold to and when.  

• Keep a record of your purchases of red diesel in the months ahead of the April 2022 deadline.  

• Do not stockpile or increase your orders ahead of the deadline as your local distributor is likely to refuse. You will not be expected to flush out all traces of rebated diesel from the fuel tank of a vehicle or machine. 

 

For detailed information about the changes please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reform-of-red-diesel-entitlements/reform-of-red-diesel-and-other-rebated-fuels-entitlement