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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2007 12:01:19 AM

If you know, what are your local prices for 1-K Kerosene?
I'm seeing 3.19 to 3.27 n western rural NC -

(those about to post "no idea"- get a life)
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 8:39:36 PM

OK hjz, distinguished poster of absoulte Zero of any value here, General Gas Talk is described, and I quote:
"General talk about fuel, oil, gas stations and more"

This topic is not fuel economy, ethanol, cars, boycotts, the site, mindless games, news, politics, religion, sports, travel, computers, entertainment, the price of arugula or anything else, so pray enlighten us all on what forum this should go to.

- and if you have no price to post, re-read the topic intro. I wrote it that way 'cause I knew you were coming.
hjz
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2008 7:05:25 AM

wrong forum
sluggopyle
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2008 2:58:29 AM

Dear Bob The Oil Math: It's been a while but this I remember: ".50 cents" is one-half a cent. "50 cents" would be fifty cents. Follow the little dot and figure out which one you want; the latter is 100 times the former. K?
Mooseman1
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 5:35:23 PM

Can you run kerosene instead of diesel? Just wondering?

Genghis77
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 5:18:26 PM

BobtheOilMan. Gee! You sure know how to hurt a guy. If a half cent caused him to complain, imagine how bad he will feel now you informed him he is getting nailed 100 times that amount. Sometimes ignorance REALLY is bliss!

[Edited by: Genghis77 at 3/24/2008 6:19:08 PM EST]
BobtheOilManMA
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2008 5:13:27 PM

Dear Sluggopyle, Champion Author, North Carolina, .4804 is not a half a cent per Gallon but almost.50 cents per gallon. Do you know Math? Bob
rs123
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 3:06:59 PM

Here, kerosene is $4.099.
Genghis77
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 1:28:57 PM

I believe you will find kerosene prices mainly driven by the use in aircraft. Kerosene is used by all jet and turbo prop engines as well as the Abrams tanks. If you use kerosene for home heating you are at the end of the line and stuck with the worst pricing.
jason54915
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 12:01:44 PM

I do not know
sluggopyle
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 11:47:14 AM

"the kerosene forum". That's sooo cute.
And just where is that exactly?
Bingo.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 6:55:06 AM

$3.99 here.
hjz
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2008 6:49:50 AM

put it in the kerosene forum!
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 11:13:05 PM

Half a cent tax is that much of a hassle?
All the Kero I've seen this year was around the same price whether dyed or not. The clear stuff was said (in this thread) to burn cleaner.
BobtheOilManMA
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 5:50:35 PM

I have sold kerosene for over 20 years. In Mass. if you purchase kero without a Supplier's License it is the same as if you were purchasing Diesel Fuel. You have to pay the State and Federal Tax of .4804 cents per gallon, even if it is Dyed. That is why I do not sell Kero anymore. Had many contactors using it in my area during the winter to keep warm! I sell Propane to them now! Does not stink and leave a residue!
40plusmpg
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 1:10:08 PM

hamoperatorW1: Tax I believe is based on if it is dyed or not. You really have to ask before you buy to find out. But home use or off road use should not be taxed.

[Edited by: 40plusmpg at 3/20/2008 2:10:36 PM EST]
MarkJames
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 8:30:39 AM

Most stations are around $3.60 to 3.70
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 11:54:02 PM

My 3.49 indie just spiked again, now 3.69. I had stopped in thinking to just sip some reserve for the last couple of cold days but upon seeing that I drove away emptyhanded. That's it, they are dead to me. Enough already. Next year it's on to the woodstove.
lmta
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2008 4:23:22 AM

everything is going up
hamoperatorW1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2008 11:34:35 PM

It's funny that in Cincinnati at Swifty gas at 1145 W Ohio Pike and Circle K in Milford, they charge tax on K1, when you buy 5 gallons or less for home heating use.... I believe this violates Ohio law. both charge 3.69 plus 6.5 percent for tax.
oilgas
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2008 12:22:01 AM

Another rip off.
cv
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2008 9:50:59 AM

Kerosene prices are more than gas around here, doesn't make sense as there is no road tax added to it, should be at least 40 cents a gallon less for that reason.
FreakKeeper
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2008 7:41:00 AM

@oilgas: That's one thing that gets me... how in the world do places like HomeDepot charge $9/gal when it's actually selling for $3.x/gal? Unless they justify the cost by claiming the 5gal container is costs $15 or something... I just to get it...
oilgas
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2008 3:23:28 PM

Kero is high. They get their money no matter what, don't
they (Big oil)?
FreakKeeper
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2008 2:28:37 PM

@sandisroots: do you happen to know the LOCATION of this 'Phillips 66' that's selling K1 Kerosene? Personally I'm much more inclined to fork over $3.50 a gallon versions $9.00+ that everyone else offering...
rs123
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 5:45:24 PM

$3.799-$3.899 in Central Indiana.
_wuzzy_
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 2:09:19 PM

It is more than gas, less than diseal
123NC
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 1:26:17 PM

sluggopyle,
When I pick oil up I have a bunch of 15 gallon plastic drums. That hose just reaches the top of 15 gallon drum. Then we store (pump it to) in 55 gallon drums.

There is guy (I guess he is still there) over in Oteen, just off the main highway that sells 55 gallon drums for 5 bucks each. My 15-gallon plastic drums I got/ bought cheap from a car wash owner, soap came in them.

I have seen dyed kero cheaper but all I'll buy is clear. Years ago we used jet fuel; fact is most countries use that for kerosene in these heaters. It's much cleaner burning, no odor, almost like mineral spirits. That's the best you can get. If there is a small airport up there you might get them to sell you at some decent price. That may be the best way to go but the airport down here quoted me a higher price.

Regardless, sounds like we are going to get the shaft.

Regard jimgraham post on Tax:
No, there is no state or federal road tax on kerosene. Most kero is dyed as to identify it as off-road use. The dealers that sell it non-dyed normally have a super short hose on the pump so it's impossible to reach a car or truck tank.

It is common practice in a cold climate to mix a little kerosene in diesel fuel to keep it from jelling. Back "yonder" when kerosene was cheaper than diesel, some truckers would use kerosene for diesel in trucks and to stop the practice the states started making them dye the off-road fuels.

Only problem with the dyed stuff, it destroys wicks in heaters, clogs up pumps and vaporizers in the electronic heaters.

If you use exclusively jet fuel in the kerosene heaters the wicks will last for 10 to 20 years if you don't get any water in them. You still have to occasionally burn them out, but virtually eliminates maintenance.

Guess it's time to start looking at solar heat or a heat pump with buried pipes in the ground.
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 11:20:18 AM

>>Do prices for K-1 Kerosene include any tax?? No road tax, state or federal, so I would think that K-1 should be LOTS cheaper than diesel.

Why isn't it??????<<

Greed? Just a guess.

123: yeah I wish I'd been able to stock up in November but have just been toting my 5-gal supplemental stock so that's all I can store at a time. In my observation it never EVER comes down, Even Diesel came down once recently. They just nickel-and-dime us to death (actually they've dropped the nickels). Somebody's making a killing.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 4:05:55 AM

Do prices for K-1 Kerosene include any tax?? No road tax, state or federal, so I would think that K-1 should be LOTS cheaper than diesel.

Why isn't it??????
123NC
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2008 3:41:57 AM

sluggopyle, 3.49 is rather steep! I have enough for season but I wonder when is the best time to buy more. I should have bought more in December. hate to spend 3.50 +.

just wonder if it will ever come down ….
SALLEYCA
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2008 9:32:40 AM

123 gal for $3.69 ga in Crescent City, ca.
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2008 12:01:32 AM

*Spike Alert!*
My 3.39 HotSpot source has upped the ante to 3.49! Anyone else seeing a jump?

Isn't it interesting they do this while crude oil is plummeting and gas is, well, at least trickling down?

That's it for me, I'm nursing it to the Spring. Hey, let's do another boycott! I mean, we had such success on the last one...
cv
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2008 7:55:49 AM

Kerosene used to be cheaper than gas.
hjz
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2008 6:56:02 AM

home depot now sells it
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2008 12:19:34 AM

$3.29 - Buckner Fuels, Mars Hill NC
lethal3pilot
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2008 4:15:39 AM

When I last looked - $3.79 here.
Bonito
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2008 12:02:49 AM

SHOULD BE CHEAPER!
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2008 11:29:58 PM

Update, 123NC: The HotSpot on Leicester (Asheville) is now in lockstep, $3.39 a gallon. At least the other stations I've seen haven't gone up.
Finally got my wood stove though, and the price was worth the wait.
Chazzer
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2008 8:52:41 AM

Yeah, kerosene prices are about ten (10) cents a gallon higher than diesel
out here in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
ddmau
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2008 8:40:28 AM

Last I looked, K1 grade was about $6.50-$7.00 a gallon around here....but that's in camping stores. Pretty expensive stuff: used primarily for Coleman stoves, etc.

Most places in the outlying areas are selling it for around $3.50-$4.00/gallon in bulk.

[Edited by: ddmau at 1/13/2008 9:43:29 AM EST]
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2008 7:32:18 AM

I saw it at a pricey $3.95 gallon recently
Mazdaman7Q
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2008 6:39:25 AM

We need a kerosene (at least) option checked for the station info so shoppers at least knows it's there.

Maybe if it is posted enough times, GB mods will take note?
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 4:19:36 PM

No Kero in Connecticut?
Having lived in New England and wintered through on Kero, I find that hard to believe.
hjz
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dont have any here
123NC
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 12:26:25 PM

Sorry, noticed "sluggopyle" seemed to be from Yancey County, NC the Burnsville area and thought "sluggopyle" may be Bob, a friend of mine that lived in that neck of the woods.
Thanks for the reply.
sandisroots
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2008 5:50:03 PM

Kerosene is 34.99 for 5 gallons at Home Depot in Kansas City Missouri or $9.00 per gallon. At a center city gas station - Phillips 66 - it is $4.50. In Independence I was told there is a station that sells it for $3.50 but I can't find it.
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2008 3:20:35 PM

B Taylor? Sorry, don't know what that means.
123NC
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sluggopyle, is B. Taylor one in the same ?
if so, reply pharwood at bellsouth.net
dmax2
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2008 8:29:56 AM

All I can find is $3.89 and that is for the clear or dyed version. It was $3.00 a year ago. (Michigan)
sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2008 7:02:31 AM

Check it out Homer- 2.99 holding. The boycott must've worked! ;-)
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