Category Archives: Red diesel

EC taking UK to court over red diesel

By | September 5, 2017

On Friday the 1st of September, the RYA received the case number from the European Commission for the long standing infraction proceedings against the UK relating to the continued supply of marked ‘red’ diesel to pleasure craft. The European Commission has stated that it has recently taken action pursuant to Article 258 of the Treaty… Read More »

Red Diesel ‘result’ on the way?

By | August 3, 2017

Scuttlebutt Europe ran a letter on Red Diesel from David Evans: It seems the Political “noise” everyone has been making on the Red Diesel issue is having a result! With the Belgian Minister of Finance confirming that they will suspend enforcement until the EU reaches a common position on this matter. There is a EU… Read More »

More on Red Diesel…

By | July 19, 2017

Scuttlebutt Europe carried the following letter outlining a reader’s treatment by Belgian authorities over his red diesel… From Tim Brooke: We recently have received a 500 Euro fine for having red diesel in Oostende, Belgium. We had just the day previously competed in the EAORA Graham Wallis Trophy Race (6th July 2017) from Harwich to… Read More »

Red diesel worries…

By | July 14, 2017

David Evans sent a letter to Scuttlebutt Europe this morning warning boaters that the Belgian authorities are taking a rather dim view of any red diesel in UK boat  tanks in their waters… “The hard line approach that the Belgian authorities have been adopting in relation to yachts having red diesel in their tanks has… Read More »