As the demand for diverse fuel solutions continues to grow, businesses face the challenge of finding a reliable supplier. At Western Fuel, we take pride in offering a comprehensive range of fuels tailored to the requirements of our customers across different sectors. Among our prominent offerings are Kerosene, Red Diesel, and Derv (Diesel), each serving distinct purposes and industries.

Below we look into the different fuels we supply;


Kerosene, also known as heating oil, is a versatile fuel widely utilized for domestic heating purposes across the UK. Its clean-burning properties and efficient heat output make it a preferred choice for households, especially in rural areas where access to mains gas may be limited.

Key Features:

  • Clean and efficient combustion
  • Suitable for oil-fired boilers and heaters
  • Reliable performance in heating systems
  • Economical choice for residential heating


  1. Domestic Heating: Kerosene is the go-to fuel for heating homes, providing warmth and comfort during cold UK winters. Many households rely on Kerosene for central heating and hot water systems.
  2. Commercial and Industrial Heating: Beyond residential use, Kerosene is also utilized in commercial and industrial settings for space heating and water heating applications.

Red Diesel:

Red Diesel, also known as gas oil, plays a vital role in powering off-road vehicles, machinery, and equipment across various industries in the UK. With its lower taxation compared to automotive diesel, Red Diesel offers a cost-effective solution for businesses operating off-road vehicles and machinery.

Key Features:

  • Similar chemical composition to automotive diesel
  • Dyed red for tax distinction
  • Lower taxation for designated uses
  • Reliable performance in off-road vehicles and machinery


  1. Agriculture: Red Diesel is extensively used in agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines, and harvesters, supporting the UK’s agricultural sector in its operations.
  2. Construction: Construction companies rely on Red Diesel to power heavy machinery and equipment including excavators, cranes, and bulldozers, facilitating efficient construction projects across the country.
  3. Marine and Transportation: Red Diesel is also utilized in certain marine vessels and locomotives, contributing to transportation and logistics operations.

Derv (Diesel):

Derv, commonly known as diesel fuel, is a staple fuel in the UK, powering a wide range of vehicles, machinery, and equipment. With its high energy density and efficient combustion properties, Derv is essential for transportation, industry, and power generation applications.

Key Features:

  • High energy density
  • Versatile fuel for transportation and industry
  • Ignites under compression
  • Reliable performance in diesel engines


  1. Transportation: Derv fuels a significant portion of the UK’s transportation sector, including cars, vans, trucks, buses, and trains, ensuring the smooth movement of people and goods across the country.
  2. Power Generation: Diesel generators equipped with Derv serve as backup power sources in critical facilities such as hospitals, data centers, and telecommunications infrastructure, providing reliable electricity during outages.
  3. Industrial and Commercial Use: Derv is extensively used in various industrial applications, powering generators, pumps, and machinery in manufacturing, construction, and mining operations.

At Western Fuel, we understand the diverse fuel needs of the local community and businesses. Whether it’s providing Kerosene for residential heating, Red Diesel for agricultural machinery, or Derv for transportation and industry, we are committed to delivering high-quality fuels to support our customers’ operations and contribute to the country’s energy infrastructure. With our reliable supply chain and customer-focused approach, we aim to be the preferred fuel provider for businesses across Somerset and Dorset.

For more information on oil for your home or business, then please call one of our friendly, Somerset-based team on 01278 431451 or email

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