Diesel Fuel FAQs:


Q: Is a diesel fuel a specific fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil?

A: Yes, but alternatives that are not derived from petroleum, such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid or gas to liquid diesel, are increasingly being developed and adopted.

Q: Is a diesel fuel produced from various sources?

A: Yes, and the most common being petroleum.

Q: Is a diesel fuel also often used as the main ingredient in oil-base mud drilling fluid?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a diesel fuel supplied?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a diesel fuel widely used in most types of transportation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a diesel fuel lower than on petrol?

A: Yes, as the majority of the transportation for grain and other essential commodities across the country runs on diesel.

Q: Is a diesel fuel covered in the European Union by standard EN 590?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a diesel fuel used as the fuel component in several engines including the BMW 109-718?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a diesel fuel the Euro 5?

A: Yes, and with a maximum content of 10 ppm.

Q: Is a diesel fuel also known as distillate?

A: Yes, and in Indonesia, it is known as Solar, a trademarked name by the local oil company Pertamina.

Q: Is a diesel fuel C12H23?

A: Yes, and ranging approximately from C10H20 to C15H28.

Q: Is a diesel fuel higher than on heating oil due to the fuel tax?

A: Yes, and in those areas, heating oil is marked with fuel dyes and trace chemicals to prevent and detect tax fraud.

Q: Is a diesel fuel very similar to heating oil?

A: Yes, and which is used in central heating.

Q: Is a diesel fuel usually specified at 40 °C?

A: Yes, A disadvantage of diesel as a vehicle fuel in cold climates, is that its viscosity increases as the temperature decreases, changing it into a gel that cannot flow in fuel systems.

Q: Was a diesel fuel also used as a fuel for gas turbine engines?

A: Yes.