Dyed diesel is used primarily to identify fuels that are not taxed so that they cannot be used instead of the taxed versions of the fuel. The Internal Revenue Service mandates use of red dye for tax-exempt diesel fuels such as heating oil. The coloring is in sufficient concentration to allow detection even when diluted with "legal" fuel. Detection of red-dyed fuel in the fuel system of an on-road vehicle will incur substantial penalties. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency mandates use of a red dye to identify high-sulfur fuels for off-road use.
Inland Fuel can advise customers on what fuels meets their needs while helping them remain compliant with regulatory requirements. Inland Fuel is a qualified dyed diesel supplier for resellers throughout New England.