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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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Samples of California's Phase 2 reformulated gasoline also were included.
The scientific and technical literature on gasoline vapors reveals that the hydrocarbon composition of gasolines does vary from fuel to fuel and these difference can affect the vapors formed during refueling.
The peroxidized gasoline can soften epichlorohydrin rubber (ECO) and harden nitrile robber (NBR).
Consumers tend to think all gasoline is the same, but it's actually not," said Glenn Weckerlin, global director of Brand and Product Line Management for Chevron Global Marketing.
And that, in turn, puts little pressure on the oil companies to hold down gasoline prices.
Our tests and records showed that the deposit control performance of Texaco's newest gasolines is, at best, roughly comparable to the kind of performance Chevron gasolines have offered for many years.
According to a recent survey(1) conducted by Shell, the majority of Americans (76 percent) said that if they won a lifetime supply of gasoline they would share it with family and friends.
In addition to helping the environment, Total Premier gasolines are blended with Total Clean(TM) detergent additives to help keep intake valves, fuel injectors, and carburetors clean.
We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Afton Chemical to extend the STP(R) mark into high quality additives pre-blended in the gasoline," he said.
As much as 50 percent of the gasoline tested in certain states was 2 to 4 octane ratings below the posting on the pump.
In addition, Chevron Products Company offers premium gasoline products and a superior retail experience under two highly trusted brands, Chevron and Texaco.
In Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the company will continue to market its slate of "Emission Control" gasolines -- EC-1 Regular, a reformulated 88-octane gasoline that the company introduced in 1989 to replace leaded regular gasoline, and EC-Premium, a reformulated 92-octane gasoline introduced in 1990 -- in addition to its 87-octane Unleaded Regular.