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Gas/diesel oil includes heavy gas oils. Gas oils are obtained from the lowest fraction from atmospheric distillation of crude oil, while heavy gas oils are obtained by vacuum redistillation of the residual from atmospheric distillation.

Gas/diesel oil distils between 180 degrees C and 380 degrees C. Several grades are available depending on uses: diesel oil for diesel compression ignition (cars, trucks, marine, etc.), light heating oil for industrial and commercial uses, and other gas oil including heavy gas oils which distil between 380 degrees C and 540 degrees C and which are used as petrochemical feedstocks.

Source Publication:
Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, August 13, 2002