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pe·tro·le·um ben·zin

purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.
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naphtha

(1) A petroleum distillation product.
(2) Gasoline (UK); now, more commonly, petrol.
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naphtha

(năf′thă)
1. A volatile inflammable liquid distilled from carbonaceous substances.
2. Petroleum, esp. more volatile varieties.
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This report researches the worldwide Renewable Naphtha market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like United States, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other regions.
Dissolving agent 502, industrial butane gas, industrial propane gas, industrial liquefied natural gas (LNG), hexane, light naphtha, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) were on sale available for domestic buyers on the Internal Ring of Energy Stock Market (IRENEX).
It has a competitive modern naphtha based Petrochemical Complex located 125 km from Kolkata, with a total capacity equivalent to 700,000 tonnes per annual of ethylene.
"The quantity of naphtha feedstock which Sadara is entitled to nominate and purchase under the 2012 agreement will be reduced by an amount equal to the quantity of natural gasoline that Sadara nominates under the natural gasoline feedstock supply agreement, subject to a conversion factor", the statement adds.
ADNOC produces more than 12.5 million tons per annum of naphtha, which can be used as a feedstock to produce a variety of petrochemical based products, including plastics.
The new deals follow a similar agreement signed by Adnoc with Malaysia's Lotte Chemical Titan one of the largest polyolefin producers in South East Asia, for the sale of up to 1 million tons per year of naphtha.
A previous study [5] has shown that using a straight run naphtha in this diesel engine led to appreciably lower soot compared to ULSD as shown in Figure 1(a), where a N[O.sub.x] sweep is presented at the B50 operating point with a CR of 18.9.
Secondly, straight-run naphtha has less aromatic compounds, which may intrinsically lead to less soot formation.
Recovered mainly from gas reservoirs, condensates are very similar to light stabilised crude oil and can be split into various fuel products including naphtha, which is used to make gasoline or dilute heavy crude, for export or to sell domestically.
Naphtha fuels with lower octane and cetane have also drawn increasing attention for PPCI operation.