Gasoil is a group of petroleum distillation products having boiling points between kerosene and lubricating oil. The term originally referred to the product of gasoil works that was added to the product of coal gas works to produce improved illuminating gas.
Historically (c.1924) 40% of traditionally distilled crude oil would be gasoil —”being too heavy to burn in wick fed lamps and not heavy enough to make lubricating oils.
In the commercial and agricultural sector gas oil is used for equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, generators, bobcats, tractors and combine harvesters.
Gas oil is also often used by travelling fairs and carnivals to power their generators, and it’s also sometimes used in the aviation industry to power jet engines, but normally the aviation industry uses a form of kerosene.
Gas Oil offers a cost effective alternative to other fuels and it doesn’t carry the same levies on tax as white diesel. However, don’t be mistaken into believing that you can use gas oil in your normal on-the-road vehicle. If you are caught doing this, then you could face a heavy fine. Because it is subject to much lower taxes, it is only meant for specific agricultural and construction vehicles and machinery.
If you are unsure about what types of vehicles you can use gas oil in then, please get in touch. We would be happy to advise you on how you can use this fuel legally and save money on your fuel costs.