Gas oil

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Gas oil is a group of petroleum distillation products having boiling points between kerosene and lubricating oil.[1] The term originally referred to the product of oil gas works that was added to the product of coal gas works to produce improved illuminating gas.[2][3]

Historically (c.1924) 40% of traditionally distilled crude oil would be gas oil—"being too heavy to burn in wick fed lamps and not heavy enough to make lubricating oils"[4][5][6]

Vacuum gas oil

Vacuum gas oil is a more viscous form of gas oil, produced by vacuum distillation. It is a dark brown to black coloured semi-solid (freezing point just above room temperature) with a smell like asphalt.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "gas oil". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bahadori, Alireza (2014). Dictionary of oil, gas, and petrochemical processing. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 146658825X. 
  3. ^ Biological Notes. Benn Bros. 1893. p. 238. The chief residual was the hydrocarbon which condensed in the storage reservoirs They had no immediate market for that but it was readily bought up in England where it fetched is per gallon It had often occurred to him that were oil gas works and coal gas works to combine it might be possible to enrich coal gas with these condensed hydrocarbons He believed that had not yet been tried but he intended making the experiment. 
  4. ^ "The Story Of Gasoline (1924)". YouTube. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. (1934 - 01/19/1975). @time 23:00 
  5. ^ Asif Faiz; Christopher S. Weaver; Michael P. Walsh (1 January 1996). Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles: Standards and Technologies for Controlling Emissions. World Bank Publications. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-8213-3444-7. 
  6. ^ James G. Speight (2 February 2015). Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis. John Wiley & Sons. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-118-98634-9. 
  7. ^ "Distillates (petroleum), vacuum". National Institute of Health. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 

External links

  • Vacuum distillation is a key part of the petroleum refining process
  • Diagram of distillation

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