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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Fuel usage (FOI)

Fuel usage (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 May 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How much fuel have SOJ operations consumed per year in the past five years? Please separate;

  • petrol

  • road diesel

  • gas oil (red diesel)

  • heating oil


Part of the information you are seeking is exempt under Article 23 (Accessible by Other Means) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as the information is already accessible to you from within the Sustainability Reports included in the Annual Accounts and Reports published on using the following link:

States of Jersey accounts

For ease of reference we have listed the relevant page numbers in each report below.

  • 2014 – P52

  • 2015 – P51*

  • 2016 – P37

  • 2017 – P104

  • 2018 – P114

* The fleet vehicle fuel usage for 2015 was published as 550k in the 2015 Sustainability Report but this figure was amended to 776k in the 2016 report since the original figure did not include fuel used by the emergency services vehicles.

The Sustainability Report only provides figures for heating oil and fleet vehicle fuel, which is a combination of petrol, diesel and gas oil (red diesel). Therefore a further breakdown of the figures is provided in the following table. Any variances are due to rounding up of figures.

​ ​Fuel breakdown ​ ​ ​


​Petrol for vehicles (litres)

​Diesel for vehicles (including gas oil) (litres)

​Heating oil Kerosene & Gas Oil (litres)

​Total (litres)

​2018109,800​​449,989 ​3,606,910​4,166,699


** Gas oil (red diesel) is used as heating oil and as off road vehicle and equipment fuel. In 2014 and 2015 this was not individually broken down and was included in the diesel figures.

When the corporate fuel account was implemented not all premises were originally included, but were added over time. We are unable to provide a further breakdown of these figures within the statutory time limits.

Exemption applied

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