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Is it possible for kerosene to go bad?

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Stored kerosene can go bad. When kerosene is being stored, condensation can seep into the container and cause a problem. Sludge can develop from the mold and bacteria within the kerosene, and that causes it to break down.

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Is it possible for kerosene to go bad?
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Be sure to store kerosene properly to keep it from going bad, and pour kerosene that won't be used for a while from the lamp or heater into a safe container. It is important to place the liquid in a sealed, opaque plastic container specifically designed to hold kerosene. This is both for safety precautions and to preserve fuel.


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