Kerosene is mostly used for cooking, heating, and providing lighting in homes because it is a relatively affordable fuel source. In addition to being a fuel source, kerosene is used for cleaning excessively greasy items such as bicycle and motorcycle chains – making it ideal for use in busy auto shops and other industrial applications.
Popular Locations where Kerosene can be Purchased
- Several Shell gas stations
- Road Ranger
- A number of other gas stations and privately owned hardware stores
Many people are in the habit of purchasing their kerosene from the local hardware store because it’s often more convenient for them. However, doing this could result in having to pay as much as $10 per gallon at these locations. When purchasing from various gas stations, this pricing drops to between $4 and $5 per gallon – around half the cost. Although this may not seem like a big difference when making a once-off purchase, these savings will add up quite substantially over time if you’re using kerosene regularly.
Is Discounted Kerosene Available?
If you purchase kerosene regularly from the same gas station or hardware store, you may sometimes be able to qualify for an in-house loyalty program that would allow you to obtain a discount on subsequent future purchases.
Some hardware stores and gas station franchises have made their apps available that enable shoppers to accumulate points or a portion of each purchase in dollar value for each gallon of kerosene purchased. This then allows them to obtain discounts ranging from a few pennies to as much as $0.25 per gallon when making their next purchase.
When purchasing kerosene, always ensure that you have a photo ID available, as this may be requested at any time during the transaction.