Useful information on diesel

Similar in composition to domestic fuel oil, diesel belongs to the medium distillate category.

Domestic fuel oil incurs a much lower mineral oil tax than diesel
To prevent domestic fuel oil being used instead of diesel, domestic fuel oil has been dyed since 1976 by adding a marker (furfural) to its ingredients. Road traffic is the main user of diesel (2/3 trucks, 1/3 cars). One of its most important properties is its thermal stability, determined by measuring its cold filterability. The other criteria used to assess diesel quality are ignition rate and distillation time.

At our Agip and Eni service stations, our Diesel fulfil at least the Swiss standard for motor fuel Diesel : Norme SN EN 590 + A1 Edition 2010-12

Last updated on 20/11/18