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gasoline

, gasolene (ga′sŏ-lēn″, ga″sŏ-lēn′) [ gas + -ol + -ine]
A product of the destructive distillation of petroleum, a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, with chain length between 4 and 12 C atoms, frequently containing additives to improve combustion. Commercial gasoline may contain toxic additives.

CAUTION!

Using the mouth to produce suction on a tube for siphoning gasoline from a tank is dangerous because the gasoline may be inhaled or swallowed.
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The saturation vapor pressure will rise over that of gasoline as it blends with low percentage methanol such as M15 and M30, which will lead to vapor block as it used under relative high temperature.
In recent years, refiners have produced mostly blending components which are sold to terminals in local markets for blending rather than finished motor gasoline.
Kazemi also said Iran would only need to import gasoline for one more year as new refineries coming on stream by next Now Ruz would refine all of Iran's gasoline needs by then.
9 million liters per day to gasoline production capacity of the country.
As a result, in the case of the ExxonMobil merger, the FTC preserved competition but created a situation where refining capacity in the relevant market would stagnate as the car population rose and gasoline demand increased.
She damaged handling facilities and refineries that process almost one-half of our domestic and foreign oil; and the tank farms and pipelines that move most of that oil and gasoline to the U.
Demand for gasoline has been flat this year, according to the American Petroleum Institute, a sharp contrast to recent years when lower prices let drivers top off their inefficient rides without a care.
Ironically, Schmidt had been looking for a catalyst that would strip hydrogen from plain old gasoline, but the ethanol turned out to work even better.
Memories are still fresh of violent riots in 1989, triggered in part by a mild gasoline price increase.
Several oxygenates other than ethanol could supplant MTBE as the gasoline additive of choice.
eq] concentrations were then summed to arrive at total concentrations for each of the three gasoline formulations.
For more savings, find out the optimum octane-number gasoline for your car by referring to your owner's manual and evaluating your car's performance at different octane ratings.