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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 unleaded petrol is classified according to the octane number to excellent, which has octane 95 and normal petrol which has octane 91.
Deliveries of unleaded petrol fell by 72.4% on the year.
"It is e1/41.39 for 95 (octane unleaded petrol), around e1/41.42 for 98 (octane unleaded petrol), and e1/41.40 for diesel.
ON THE RUN ESSO STATION, BALLYMUN ROAD, DUBLIN Unleaded Petrol: 155.9 PER LITRE
In North Wales, unleaded petrol was still costing pounds 1.39.9 p in the run-up to the weekend with some places selling diesel at pounds 1.43p a litre.
There should also be no further increases until 2015 in those countries with tax rates over 400 per 1,000 litres for diesel and 500 per 1,000 litres for unleaded petrol. According to rapporteur Schmidt, the Commission's proposal does not give member states the flexibility to promote, by reducing tax rates, the use of non-petroleum based propellants in the most energy-efficient engines.
In the UK, unleaded petrol is currently priced at an average 98.39 pence per litre while diesel is at 100.92 pence per litre.
While Asda slashed three to four pence per litre off its unleaded petrol and 2p per litre off diesel.
The price cuts have brought Asda's unleaded petrol down to a new flat rate of 93.9p.
At the weekend, unleaded petrol cost an average of 78.7p per litre across Tyne and Wear, a rise of one penny since early April.
A survey by fuel management firm Arval PHH showed the average price of unleaded petrol in Britain rose to 77.28p a litre - pounds 3.51 a gallon - in February.