Oil's Stories of Origin

Petrol Oil

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Petrol or gasoline is mixture of hydrocarbons derived from crude petroleum through distillation. It is mainly used as fuel for internal combustion engines. ‘Petrol’ is used in most of the Commonwealth Countries while the term ‘Gasoline’ is basically used in North American Countries. Etymology of petrol is also quite interesting. ...

Diesel Oil

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Diesel is one of the fractional distillate obtained during distillation of crude oil or petroleum. It is generally called petrodiesel, as it is obtained from petroleum, to differentiate it from other forms of diesel which are obtained from sources like biomass. It is obtained between temperature range of 200 °C ...