Gasoline /ˈɡæsəliːn/, or petrol /ˈpɛtrəl/ is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. Some gasolines also contain ethanol as an alternative fuel. In North America, the term gasoline is often shortened in colloquial usage to gas, but some people use the term petrol, which is the common name in the UK and elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Nations. Under normal ambient conditions, its material state is liquid, unlike liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas.
Other articles related to "gasoline, petroleum":
... "Gasoline" is cited (under the spelling "gasolene") from 1863 in the Oxford English Dictionary ... of "petrol" have been used to refer to raw petroleum since the 16th century ... "Petrol" was first used as the name of a refined petroleum product around 1870 by British wholesaler Carless, Capel Leonard, who marketed it as a solvent ...
... petrol sniffing has been endemic, automobile gasoline has been replaced by aviation gasoline for use in all automobiles ... The lower vapor pressure and slightly different composition of aviation gasoline make it less "usable" as an inhalant ...
34% less energy per unit volume than gasoline, and therefore in theory, burning pure ethanol in a vehicle will result in a 34% reduction in miles per US gallon, given the same fuel economy, compared to ... For E10 (10% ethanol and 90% gasoline), the effect is small (~3%) when compared to conventional gasoline, and even smaller (1-2%) when compared to oxygenated and reformulated blends ... E85 will produce lower mileage than gasoline, and will require more frequent refueling ...
... Compared with conventional unleaded gasoline, ethanol is a particulate-free burning fuel source that combusts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide, water and aldehydes ... Gasoline produces 2.44 CO2 equivalent kg/l and ethanol 1.94. 2/3 of the energy per volume as gasoline, ethanol produces 19% more CO2 than gasoline for the same energy ...
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