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phillips-energy-vehicles-2.jpgKerosene Services and Delivery

Phillips Energy is one of the few local suppliers of clear and dyed K1 kerosene. Kerosene is used for many different needs. It is particularly well suited for outdoor storage because it resists "gelling up" and usually remains available to the heating system even on the coldest nights.

Kerosene Delivery Options

We offer both automatic delivery and will-call delivery. With automatic delivery, you are ensured of a full tank of kerosene at all times and in all temperatures. Automatic delivery customers are also eligible for:

Will-call delivery is available for those customers who prefer to watch their tank gauge and call for deliveries.

Clear Kerosene can also be purchased at our retail facility in Hayes during full service hours during winter months.

Kerosene FAQs

Q. What is kerosene?
A. Kerosene is part of the distillate family of fuels (like heating oil). It was originally used in lamps but today is more widely used to power engines and for heating. Our dyed kerosene is most often purchased by homeowners who use kerosene to heat their homes with burners specifically designed to burn kerosene. Ensure you know which type of kerosene (clear or dyed) your unit can burn. Contact us if you need assistance. Dyed fuels are dyed to indicate that they are not taxed and therefore designated for home heating or select other applications which are not taxed. 

Q. What can I use kerosene for?
A. Portable kerosene heaters have become a popular choice of supplemental heating over the years. We offer premium quality K1 kerosene for your entire home heating and recreational needs. 

Q. How do I request a kerosene delivery?
A. You can call or order online. Remember to order at least three days in advance of running out. 

Q. What do I need to know about kerosene safety?
A. If you plan to use a kerosene heater to help heat your home this winter, use extreme caution. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), supplemental heating equipment, such as a kerosene heater, is the leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February. Home heating equipment trails only cooking equipment as the leading cause of home fires year-round. 

Kerosene Heater Safety Tips

Before purchasing or using a kerosene heater, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers to learn the safety and maintenance procedures necessary to safely operate this type of heating unit.

  • Before you purchase a kerosene heater, make sure local building and fire codes permit use of the heater in residential structures.
  • Check with your insurance carrier to determine what impact the use of these heaters may have on your homeowner's policy.
  • Read, heed and follow the procedures and safety alerts in the owner's manual before you attempt to operate, service or perform maintenance on the unit.
  • Use only water-clear K1 grade kerosene. Never use gasoline. K1 grade kerosene should be purchased from a dealer who can certify that what is being sold is K1. Even small amounts of gasoline or other volatile fuels or solvents mixed with kerosene can substantially increase the risk of fire or an explosion.
  • Never refuel the heater inside the home. Fill the tank outdoors, away from combustible materials, and only after the heater has been turned off and allowed to cool. Do not refuel the heater when it is hot or in operation.
  • Be careful not to fill the fuel tank above the "full" mark. The space above the "full" mark is to allow the fuel to expand without causing leakage when the heater is operated.
  • Provide adequate ventilation. Adequate ventilation is necessary for safe operation of the kerosene heater. Burning kerosene consumes oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and other gases. Ventilation must be provided to replace oxygen as well as to remove gases in order to prevent asphyxiation or respiratory problems.
  • Never let children operate or refuel the heater. Only an adult familiar with the operating and refueling procedures of the heater should be allowed to touch the heater.