For Diesel, during winter periods, the fuel has specially blended additives as well as other technical changes to the base diesel to keep the diesel flowing even when it’s cold.
For Gasoline, the winter-blend gasoline involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel. During winter this needs to be more volatile so that on a cold morning your engine starts. In the summer, too much vapour would lead to vapour locking where bubbles form in the fuel distribution system and would cause fuel starvation of the engine.
JET Approved Partners are independent distributors and established suppliers for all your heating oil, gas oil and diesel requirements right across the U.K. These distributors deliver fuel in the distinctive yellow and blue tankers, and you will see the JET logo as well as the company name of your local JET Approved Partner. You can have confidence that these distributors know your local area really well and offer a friendly and efficient service, all backed up with quality fuels and technical expertise from JET.*
*Phillips 66 Limited has no control over pricing and services offered by JET Approved Partners and accepts no liability for any damages or losses resulting their actions.
Ethanol is an alcohol fuel that is distilled from plant material such as corn, sugarcane or wood chippings.
COSHH stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations which requires Safety Data Sheets.
In line with the UK Government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (known as RTFO), transport fuel suppliers have a legal requirement to use a certain percentage of renewable fuels (e.g. biofuels, including ethanol), or pay a buy-out fee. Under the RTFO suppliers of road transport and non-road mobile machinery fuel in the UK must be able to show that a percentage of the fuel they supply comes from renewable and sustainable sources or pay a buy-out fee.
Red Diesel is diesel or Gas Oil that contains a red dye to make it distinguishable from white diesel. This fuel should only be used in off-road machinery or vehicles (such as farm vehicles).
FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) is the generic chemical term for biodiesel derived from renewable sources. In the UK, these are mostly waste products like Used Cooking Oil, Vegetable Oils, Tallows and greases etc.