HMRC Changes in Fuel Legislation for April 2022

Jan 21, 2022

Following HMRC’s announcement ceasing the use of rebated red diesel and red HVO fuel on 1st April this year, we are changing the way we operate our fuel supply.
From the 1st of April, rebated red diesel and red HVO will no longer be available for use in power generation, only white diesel and white HVO will be available for use in our equipment.

As this change in legislation is mandatory, we are taking steps to enable a smooth transition to the new regulations.


Further information:

Returning Equipment as from 1st February 2022

Please return off hired equipment, with little or no fuel remaining in both generators and bunded fuel tanks. Please note, we will be charging as normal for fuel used.
If at the end of hire, there is still red diesel/HVO in the tanks that you wish to retain for use on your site, please discuss with your John F Hunt Power contact.
To reiterate, please do not return equipment to us in February full of fuel.


Returning Equipment as from 1st March 2022

Please return equipment completely empty.
Any red fuel returned in March will be scrapped and charged in full, i.e. if a tank is returned containing 20% red fuel, this will be disposed of, and you will be charged for a 100% tank refill.
If you wish to retain any residual fuel for use on your site, please speak to your John F Hunt Power contact.


Equipment Remaining on Hire Through 1st April Deadline

From the 1st April, all equipment will need refuelling with white diesel/white HVO only.
Fuel tanks will not to be exchanged but will operate with a mix of red and white diesel until the end of hire.
Please return fuel tanks and generators empty.
Any remaining fuel will be deemed as contaminated, disposed of and charged for.
All returning tanks will be purged and cleaned.


New Equipment Hire as from 1st March 2022

We will begin supplying new hires with white diesel/white HVO.
Sites must ensure equipment is only filled with white fuel.
Should tanks be filled with red diesel in error, they will be contaminated and subject to cleaning and disposal fees.


Ongoing Communication – John F Hunt Power will continue to provide fuel management services throughout the transition period.

Your John F Hunt Power Account Manager and our Hire Desk teams are ready to answer any questions you have regarding the change in fuel legislation. Please get in touch for further information.