There can’t be any such rules because a couple of my local stations are still retailing it.For 100 litres I would just buy white as and when you need it.
If your 200 litre drum was stored inside it shouldn't have any issues.
Local garage did have red on the forecourt but stopped since April blaming government rules.
It would be an expensive day if you set off down the road in the UK with a car trailer and an ibc container full of red diesel on it. May get away with it if you throw a sheet over it so no police or ministry can see what it is. Would be ok if it was a proper fuel bowser meant for towing on the road bunded, and the such like. If we have the crusher or plant or the tractors working away from home which is often then we have a fueling service that we book and they turn up on site with a tanker every day and tank up everything it does not cost much more than we pay to fill the home tanks and its safer and easier.If you’d use less than 100 l a year, what’s the maximum amount you’d use at one time ?
surely just a 20 l ( or even 10 l ) jerry & buy some fuel at a servo when you need it is the best bet ?
I am 100% arable on over 2000 acres, with 2 distinct cropping seasons a year ( cool season crops / warm season crops ). I do have 10,000 l storage on the farm, but seeing as how I don’t live out there anymore, I don’t like leaving fuel there now due to lack of security. So, when we are doing high useage operations ( basically planting or harvesting ) I just buy fuel daily & take it out with me.
For a few cents a litre extra compared to buying in bulk, the risks / hassles with storage just isn’t worth it.
PS - at harvest we could be using 2000 l a day . . .View attachment 1036165
Can't use cherry on fridge units in the UK since April & with plant kit banned as well I think that you'll see a big reduction in pumps serving red.Still see red pumps on the forecourts of fule stations on motorways and big haulage roads to top up the temp-controlled units on haulage transport.
Anybody supplying red has to make reasonable efforts to ensure that it is being sold to persons with a legitimate reason for using rebated fuel, if HMRC decide that they've not done enough then the seller can be liable for the lost duty & VAT on all the red sold where the records are inadequate. Some retailers are prepared to take on the extra work or risk, for others it's not worth it.There can’t be any such rules because a couple of my local stations are still retailing it.