Gasoline

Definition - What does Gasoline mean?

Gasoline is also referred to as petrol in many countries. It is a liquid fuel that is clear or transparent in nature, varies in viscosity and is primarily used as a fueling agent in internal combustion engines. It is derived from petroleum by conducting fractional distillation, which helps in separating the components of the liquid oil. Gasoline is usually comprised of organic compounds and it's boosted with additives to increase its performance. It is refined and processed in oil refineries then sold as a finished product that is used in the transport industry that uses internal combustion engines.

Petropedia explains Gasoline

Derived from petroleum, i.e., rock oil, Gasoline is an end product that is mainly used as a fuel in vehicles that have internal combustion engines. It is called petrol in many countries. Petroleum is usually a yellow-black colored liquid fuel that is refined using fractional distillation to extract the useful components which could be made into various types of engine fuels. After distillation, gasoline turns into transparent fuel that is mostly a blend of organic compounds and additives. It is a highly combustible liquid and when exposed to environment, it turns into vapors and spreads in the air. Its leakage can lead to an uncontrolled explosion.

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