Gasoline lets you run errands in your car, keep the grass looking good with the use of the lawn mower, and get away on vacations with the use of boats. Gas cans, also known as portable fuel containers, store this liquid fuel safely. If you’re wondering what the different colored gas cans mean, follow our guide!
Red gas cans are used to store gasoline, a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as fuel in internal-combustion engines. This is the most commonly seen gas can color, as red is associated with danger and fire.
Yellow Gas Can
The color yellow is reserved for diesel fuel, a combustible liquid obtained from crude oil that is used as fuel for diesel engines. Unlike gasoline engines, which are ignited by a spark, diesel engines are ignited when the fuel is injected or sprayed into the compressed, hot air in the cylinder.
Blue Gas Can
Use a blue gas can for kerosene, a flammable hydrocarbon liquid obtained from petroleum and commonly used as fuel. Small airplanes and large twin-engine jets use kerosene, as do kerosene lamps and domestic heaters and furnaces.
Oil is stored in green gas cans. The nonspecific nature means further labeling is required. This label must be consulted before use to prevent mistakes associated with pouring the wrong liquid.
Be Prepared With EZ-POUR®
When you’re ready to use your gas can, you’ll want peace of mind that your gas will easily pour out of the spout. EZ-POUR® has you covered!
We offer four different spout kits to suit your specific needs.
- Our Standard Replacement Spout and Vent Kit fills up lawn mowers, generators, string trimmers, and more.
- Our HI-FLO® Replacement Spout and Vent Kit is for gas tanks with wider openings and boats, ATVs, farming equipment, and diesel trucks.
- Our Rigid Replacement Spout and Vent Kit goes with vehicles that utilize a capless fuel system, and small, one-gallon containers that are used for weed eaters, chainsaws, and other pieces of handheld equipment.
- Last but certainly not least, our HI-FLO® Replacement Spout and Vent Kit fills up everyday vehicles and gas tanks that have a smaller opening.
To get your kit, shop online or visit one of our retailers today!