now, In 2019, have been of 1,526 drivers found to be using red diesel as a fuel for the car. This is almost a doubling compared to 879 at the end of 2015. In 2016, it went up to 655 offences, and in 2017, in order to 1.209 and, in 2018, in order to 1.090. This is evident from the reply of Finance minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD) to a written question from Peter Van Rompuy (CD&V).

the Red diesel fuel is cheaper due to exemption from excise duty, and as a fuel for agricultural tractors and machines. The drivers of the cars or trucks, there may be no to make use of them.

There have been over the past few years, in our country, more gas stations are caught in the sale of red diesel. After a sharp fall of 16, in 2015, 4 in 2016, the number of miles of petrol stations, up to 6 in 2017, 7 in 2018 and 12 in 2019.

That is, the number of established breaches has increased, despite a slight decrease in the number of checks it writes to minister De Croo called “on constant vigilance of the inspectors, and an increase in the taking of samples for analysis, even in case of slight doubt”. “The control of the use of red diesel in vehicles and at filling stations are the subject of a specific follow-up on the basis of the national operational plan, key performance indicators (KPI’s)”.