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Kerosene (Heating Oil)
Here at Speedy Fuels, we’re a nationwide supplier of kerosene (heating oil) with the ability to provide you with kerosene deliveries in quantities ranging from 500 litres up to 36,000+ litres in one of our fuel delivery trucks.
To learn more and to request a quote based on the latest kerosene prices, call our knowledgeable team today on 0330 123 3773.
As a nationwide supplier, we supply and deliver large quantities of fuels, which ensures our buying power gives us the ability to buy our fuels and lubricants at the best possible prices. We can then pass on these savings to our customers in the form of competitive pricing on all of our fuels and lubricants.
At Speedy Fuels, we focus on delivering a consistent service with a personal touch. We want to make sure that buying kerosene from us is as quick and easy as possible. Which is why we guarantee that you will receive your delivery on time.
If you’re running low on kerosene and cannot wait for a delivery, you can contact our knowledgeable team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to request your emergency kerosene delivery by calling us on 0330 123 3773.
Not in an urgent rush for your kerosene delivery? No problem, our standard delivery option will also ensure your kerosene is with you within 24-48 hours. Simply call the number above to request a quote and place your order.
What is kerosene?
Kerosene is a fast burning and easily ignitable hydrocarbon fluid used for fuel in heating systems. The word kerosene was trademarked by the North American Gas Light Company in 1854.
This meant they were the only company allowed to use the word kerosene commercially. However, it has since been given a generic trademark and anybody can use this term to describe heating oil and paraffin.
Kerosene is more commonly known as paraffin oil in the UK. It can be purchased in small quantities right through to large, bulk orders of 36,000 litres plus. The colour of kerosene varies on its type, but normal kerosene oil (28-second burning oil) will generally be a clear, yellow shade.
What is kerosene used for?
Kerosene oil is used for home heating and industrial procedures needing low sulphur fuel. Its clean burn characteristics maintain a high heat output at cheaper costs, which makes it ideal for your central heating needs.
Facts about kerosene (heating oil)
- It’s widely known as home heating oil
- It is a liquid mixture of chemicals created from the distillation of crude oil
- It’s used to power jet-engined aircraft
- Kero can also be used as a cleaning solution
- To avoid it being confused with other oils, kerosene is usually stored in a blue or blue labelled barrel, drum or container
- Before the invention of electricity, kerosene was used throughout the UK in lanterns as a source of lighting fuel
Kerosene prices in 2020
The price of kerosene can be very cheap when used as a heating oil and depending on when you order it. That’s why it’s the preferred domestic heating oil in the UK, being used in an estimated 1.5 million homes.
Kerosene as jet fuel, however, is of a significant quality and can be costly due to the stringent testing and safety guidelines which are associated with its manufacture.
Used as a trusted cleaning agent, kerosene can also work out as a very cheap alternative (price per litre) to buying specialist cleaning products.
As nationwide kerosene suppliers, if you require fuel in an emergency, Speedy Fuels can supply you with heating oil in a matter of hours to anywhere in the UK.
What does the peak kerosene price mean for you – and should you be worried?
Kerosene prices follow the trend of crude oil barrel prices. So when the price per barrel of crude oil is stable, the price of kerosene is also stable – and its will generally peak during the winter period as demand rises.
However, if the price of crude rises for other reasons, such as a drop in production, then the price of kerosene will rise accordingly and could reach peak price before winter.
Scarcity of crude deposits can also impact peak oil prices. If oil deposits run out and no new reserves are discovered, then we are truly headed for peak kerosene prices. Although, don’t worry just yet – reserves look to remain for a good while.
Where do we deliver kerosene (heating oil)?
Although we offer a complete nationwide delivery service, our popular delivery areas for kerosene cover much of the South-East of England including:
- St Albans
- High Wycombe
- South Essex
- Potters Bar
- Hemel Hempstead
- Kingston Upon Thames
Kerosene (heating oil) can be ordered in any quantity. Our bulk kerosene and barrel orders will still come with the same fantastic service we always promise at Speedy Fuels.
If you need a kerosene supplier, give our knowledgeable team a call today on 0330 123 3773 to request a competitive kerosene quote based on the latest prices.