Kerosene fuel can be purchased at hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes and gas stations in most rural areas, according to John J. Squires of St. Paul Mercantile. Kerosene is usually sold in 1- or 2-gallon containers.Know More
Kerosene is a practical fuel to store, as it is versatile and can be used for heating, cooking and lighting, states Squires. It is safe to store, as it is an oil and thus not explosive. Another advantage of kerosene is that it can be stored for numerous years without considerable degradation. Moreover, it is a dense source of energy, with 1 gallon containing around 50 percent more energy than a gallon of propane. Many fuel oil companies deliver kerosene to a customer's home. Some also deliver a 50-gallon barrel. Gas stations in most rural areas sell kerosene from fuel pumps. When driving to a farming area, a person can likely find gas stations that offer kerosene. This fuel typically has the same price as premium gasoline.
Squires recommends storing kerosene in barrels or a fuel oil tank. Kerosene can be purchased in 5-gallon containers and transferred to barrels for storage. It is important to buy containers of a different color, such as blue, that distinguish the fuel from other fuels in the garage. Mark the containers using a permanent black marker to ensure that the fuel can be clearly identified.Learn More
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Kerosene and diesel are made up of long, flammable hydrocarbon molecules derived from crude oil, which is also known as petroleum. Kerosene is made up of a mixture of carbon chains with between six and 16 carbon atoms per chain. Diesel fuels are heavier, with anywhere from eight to 21 carbon atoms per chain. Both are liquid at room temperature, but diesel fuel has a higher boiling point.Full Answer >
While there are a number of places in most cities that sell kerosene, the most reliable is often a chain hardware store. However, people can look out for kerosene pumps at local gas stations too, as these can be more convenient and allow customers to purchase as much or as little as they need.Full Answer >
As of Aug. 19, 2014, the price for 1,000 liters of kerosene in Ireland ranges from 800 to 840 Euros. The petroleum product market, however, is a volatile market and is subject to significant fluctuations in price.Full Answer >