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Gas Oil, Kerosene or Diesel?

Gas Oil, Kerosene or Diesel?

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Gas oil, kerosene or diesel?

How to know which type of home heating oil – gas oil or kerosene, you require

Don’t worry you’re not alone on that one! Generally speaking there are two products used for home heating oil: Kerosene or Gas Oil (sometimes referred to as MGO, Green or Marked Diesel – Unnecessarily complicated, we know!).


Kerosene is the most popular form of home heating oil in Ireland and can be used in oil-fired boilers and cookers. People can get confused when trying to figure which home heating oil product they should use as most fuel products have multiple names and terms. Kerosene for example goes by a number of different aliases including Kero, Jet A1 Kerosene, Home Heating Oil, 28 second oil and Standard Kero.

Most new and modern home heating systems use Kerosene to fire their oil boiler; however you should always check your boiler or tank to see if there are any stickers to confirm this. Kerosene is exempt from Excise Duties which is one of the reasons it’s the lowest cost heating oil available.

Gas oil

Gas Oil is still used in some older heating systems to fire their oil boiler. For duty reasons Gas Oil is dyed green to differentiate it from road diesel, that’s why it is often referred to as Marked Gas Oil (MGO) or Green Diesel and even 35 second oil (don’t ask!!!).

Campus sells both Kerosene and Gas Oil as home heating oil, ordering is simply through our quotation form which is situated on the top right hand corner of the page. Check out our prices and start experiencing the savings . . . and don’t forget to pick a delivery date and time that’s convenient for you . . . only with Campus!

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