Kerosene is commonly used for lighting, heating, and cooking in homes around the country because it’s a relatively affordable source of fuel in most cases. Auto workshops and many other industries use this product as a cleaning solvent as well because it has excellent grease removal abilities.
Gas Stations and Hardware Stores where Kerosene can Usually be Purchased
- Road Ranger
- Home Depot
- Various other hardware stores and gas station franchise locations
Although it can be quite convenient to simply purchase your kerosene from the local hardware store while buying other items there, keep in mind that you’ll be charged a lot more per gallon at these locations. In most cases, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4 to $5 when purchasing at most gas stations and as much as $10 per gallon at any of the hardware store franchises that sell to the public.
Can you Purchase Discounted Kerosene?
If you purchase kerosene regularly, you’ll notice how quickly the costs add up. However, there may be cases where it’s possible to obtain some form of discount if you are buying from the same gas station or hardware store on a regular basis.
Some gas stations have released their own apps that allow you to accumulate points for each kerosene purchase (and in some instances, other purchases count as well). As soon as you’ve reached the required points threshold, you’ll be able to obtain a discount on the next batch of kerosene you need to purchase. It’s important to remember that terms and conditions may apply for purchases to qualify towards your threshold for obtaining a discount.
When purchasing any amount of kerosene, you will usually be asked to provide a form of photo identification to prove that you’re of age to understand that it is a hazardous substance to work with.