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People line up with containers for home heating fuel in Fukushima City on Sunday.

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Jugs??

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That doesn't look unusual to me at all. My local kero pump always has a line up and it is usually longer then that.

I am glad these people are able to get it.
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home heating fuel?....Kerosene is stored in blue containers, Gasoline is stored in red containers....so are they lining up for gasoline or kerosene?

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Kerosene is stored in blue containers, Gasoline is stored in red containers

Don't know what country has such regulations, but it certainly does not apply to Japan. Kerosene is generally stored in red containers in Japan. I can't remember seeing a blue container in 20+ years here. Those people are lining up for kerosene. FYI, gasoline is not usually put in plastic containers in Japan. Plastic containers can only (legally) be used for up to 10 liters of gasoline. Greater than that requires a metal container. Those red plastic 20 liter containers are exclusively for kerosene.

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We use blue and red here for kerosene and so do a lot of other people. Some of the farmers here have army green coloured ones.

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It is now illegal in Japan to use plastic containers for gas. Only metal containers for gas. These red plastic containers are standard for Touyu (kerosene).

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reminding me the 1980s in Asia

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The delivery trucks come no more... in parts of Kanagawa.

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home heating fuel lol

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This photo reminds me of the days when I used to have to buy kerosene to heat my apartment, lol. Smelly and dangerous!

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everyone in my area uses blue

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A flammable liquid in a blue container seems really odd. Red is for flammable.

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Wow, that's on Route 4. I used to fill up my touyu can at that place then grab some wine across the street at that Yamaya. Pretty darn glad I don't live in that town right now.

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Well down in in Kansai, everyone uses Blue for Kero and Red for Gasoline. Must be regional differences.

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Carcharodon - Well, that makes sense. Where they stand on the right side on the escalators must be where the kerosene jugs are blue.

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OK, I researched it and found that there is no legal requirement on kerosene container color. There is, however, a general red/blue border at around the Aicihi-Gifu-Toyama line. Of course, nobody is reading this article any more...

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knowitall - Of course we're still reading this article, and thanks for the info! Is there anything you don't know? LOL!

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