Road diesel and gas oil now contain a percentage of bio-fuel (up to 7%). This provides an ideal breeding ground for diesel and gas oil bugs.
Equipment failure can be down to bugs in these modern fuels. Problems with contaminated fuel inside storage tanks can cause pumps and vehicle filters to block, and in severe cases, vehicles can stop working, causing downtime and hefty repair bills.
These issues are caused by microbial contamination, often known as diesel bugs which are micro-organisms that grow on water present in fuel. This problem has been known but contained for years until the age of the latest fuels.