Kerosene aging?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tracecom, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. tracecom

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    I know that untreated gasoline ruins in a few months, but does anyone know about kerosene? What is its untreated shelf life?

  2. debe

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    Sep 21, 2010
    My kerosene is in a 5liter steel container & hardly gets used & is now about 10yrs old & seems ok (smells & burns ok)
  3. jimkeith

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I have stored untreated premium gasoline in tight steel containers for 10years with no apparent degradation. A few years ago, I revived an old car that had not been driven in over 5years--the minor problem in getting it started was a frozen fuel injector (throttle body)--while its fuel smelled stale, it ran OK and I used it up.

    Keeping untreated fuel in small engines is not recommended.

    Regarding kerosene, while it may smell stale, it will always burn--vented outside 275gallon tanks may tend to accumulate moisture.
  4. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    I use Alkylate petrol in my Primus Himalaya Omnifuel stove. I store it in 10 litre plastic cans. It take me about 4 years to use that amount. I have never experienced any problem even after 4 years. I store it indoors in stable temperature. I think the main culprit is of condensation. That is likely to build up in a car fuel tank. But this will not be a problem stored in a closed can. Stored in stable temperatures