What are the different types of fuel?

What are the different types of fuel?

Updated on June 06 2024

METRO MANILA, – When the news about Russia invading Ukraine spread all over the world, several countries poured out their support for Ukraine.

On the other hand, the conflict brought out fear from other nations. They are afraid that it will start World War 3 or that Russia will no longer supply fuel to them if they interfere. That is because Russia is among the largest producers of oil worldwide.

If this happens, the buyers will definitely suffer. Oil prices will increase and everyone will have a hard time looking for supply.

Crude oil is a valuable commodity because it doesn't just power cars. Its by-products are used for a wide variety of things.

1. Avgas

Avgas or aviation gasoline is a natural gas.  

It is a special oil made from small portions or fractions of petroleum. An aircraft with an internal combustion engine, such as piston planes, use this fuel.

2. Avtur

Aviation Turbine or Avtur is a petroleum fraction-based fuel similar to Avgas.

It is used to fuel airplanes with turbine engines or external combustion engines.

3. Kerosene

Kerosene is a light fuel acquired from distilling petroleum.

It is a white liquid that comes from crude oil and has a boiling point of 150°C to 300°C. This type of fuel is quite well-known since it is frequently used in residential areas and small businesses for lamps or as a cleaning solvent.

4. High-speed diesel

If you are wondering what fuel is used by larger vehicles like heavy trucks and industrial machines, this is it.

This fuel is designed for vehicles that use a mechanical pump or electronic injection system.

5.  Diesel oil

Black oil, which is liquid at low temperatures, is called diesel oil or MDF once refined.

In the industrial sector, this diesel oil usually contains a low sulfur level, appropriate for vehicles with Medium Speed Diesel Engines.

6. Gasoline (MFO)

Compared to diesel oil, the viscosity of gasoline is higher.

This fuel is commonly used for direct combustion in large equipment and for steam power plants in a variety of industries.

7. Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from vegetable and animal fats.

This type contains a combination of mono-alkyl esters derived from long-chain fatty acids. Generally, it is a blend of 95 percent petroleum diesel and 5 percent CPO converted into Fatty Acid Methyl Ester.

Even though there are seven types of fuel available in the market today, you must be cautious when selecting one because it will have a significant impact on the engine’s condition. Thus, you should fill your tank with good fuel to keep your car performing at its best.

You can also benefit a lot if you will follow the suggested type of fuel by the manufacturer to ensure that it matches the needs of your vehicle.

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Automart.PH Senior Content Creator VJ Bacungan contributed to this story.