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Diesel Fuel Dyes

Fuel dyes are commonly used around the world to illustrate the proper use of the fuel.  In some countries, it is required by law to dye a low-tax fuel to deter its use in applications intended for higher-taxed industries.  Below is a chart of diesel fuels and their respective dyes used around the world.

CanadaOff Road Fuel (agriculture, construction, mining, etc.)red/purple
FinlandDiesel for construction and agriculturefurfural and solvent yellow 124
FranceMarine dieselsolvent blue 35
EstoniaAgriculture dieselautomate blue 8 GHF or similar solvent yellow 124
GreeceMarine dieselblack
NetherlandsAgriculture dieselred and the additive furfural
NorwayAgriculture dieselgreen
PortugalAgriculture dieselsolvent blue 35
SpainAgriculture dieselred
United StatesLow-tax fuels, high-sulfur fuelssolvent red 26, solvent red 164
WorldwideAviation (80/87,82UL,100LL,100/130)red, purple, blue, or green