Dyed (red) Diesel - Off-Highway Use
Most dyed diesel, sold in the U.S., comes with a red coloring and is not usually available for purchase by the public. However, you may occasionally see this dyed fuel at a fuel station. By law, this dyed fuel is only for use in off-road vehicles, such as farm tractors, heavy construction equipment, and generators. Because it is not legal to be used for on-road vehicles, this fuel is not taxed within the United States.
Clear Diesel - On Highway Use
This fuel is sold without dye added, known as clear diesel, and is road vehicle grade fuel that is available for sale to the general public at regular gas stations. This type of gasoline is meant for use by the vehicles that travel the public roadways everyday, like cars, trucks, and SUVs. However, clear diesel can also be used in boats.
Clear fuel has low sulfur levels and is legally taxable. Any vehicle that has a diesel engine and is licensed by the state for on-road usemust use this clear fuel.
What's the Difference Between Clear and Dyed Diesel?
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Previously, diesel fuel was sold without any dyes added to it. The government now requires this fuel to be sold with three different colors: clear, red, and blue. The coloring is part of a new effort by two federal agencies, as well as Congress, to clean the air and collect fuel taxes. If you are a buyer or supplier of dyed diesel, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the laws regarding the sale or purchase of diesel fuel.
A common misconception about dyed diesel fuel is that it causes loss of performance when used. There is no proven link between the different dyes and lost performance.
Dyed (blue) Diesel - US Government Vehicles
Diesel that is designated for use by U.S. government vehicles is dyed blue instead of red. This color variation helps to keep clear fuel used by the general public separate from the fuel used by government on-road vehicles.
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