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What is kerosene fuel used for?

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Kerosene is a fuel used for cooking, heating or lighting a home. It is more widely used in developing countries.

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What is kerosene fuel used for?
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Kerosene is an oil made from petroleum. It has many uses, but its use is not as popular in the United Kingdom or United States since the invention of electricity. Kerosene lamps can be used to provide light where no electricity is found or during a power outage. Kerosene is also used to power airplanes and rockets.

The use of this oil has drastically declined because it is highly flammable and known to explode. The oil has also been shown to give off harmful fumes.

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