Home-improvement stores, such as The Home Depot, Lowe's and Tractor Supply Co., sell high-grade kerosene that is suitable for anything from powering heaters and lamps to stoves. Alternatively, ThomasNet.com provides a nationwide list of kerosene manufacturers and distributors that is useful for anyone needing more oil than the typical homeowner.
Homeowners can also order a regular supply of kerosene oil from Amazon.com; however, this retailer typically only sells kerosene in quantities of 1 gallon or less. In comparison, brick-and-mortar retailers, such as The Home Depot, typically carry a 5-gallon drum of kerosene. Retailers with both physical and online stores allow customers to buy the 5-gallon drum online, but require buyers to pick up the product in-store.
ThomasNet.com maintains a supplier directory that makes it easy to locate nearby oil distributors for people who need larger quantities of kerosene for commercial or industrial uses. These suppliers typically deliver the oil, and the recipient must have a regulation-compliant receptacle to properly store the kerosene.
Online directories, such as SuperPages.com and YellowPages.com, offer alternative ways to locate kerosene suppliers. Entering a ZIP code or city and state as search parameters generates a local list of oil service stations and delivery companies within a set distance.