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Fuel Types

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Hello !

i have some questions about the Fuel Types :

is AVGAS benzine or petrol ?(benzine=gasoline)

is MOGAS petrol ?

Diesel is petrol ?

are :AVGAS,MOGAS just fuel brands ?


THanks a lot  :D


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    Brian on May 27, 2012

    All three are made from petroleum. By my understanding, avgas/mogas is made from the initial refinement process. Where as Diesel is made from the left over waste of that first process.
    I’m not sure the benzine content in avgas. It’s purpose is to increase the octane of the fuel and was big prior to the 50s, before lead took over as the additive to increase octane. Benzine has made a return since then, in mogas, but because of it’s toxic nature percentages have been kept low. At or under 1 percent in most countries.
    Being that avgas uses lead to increase octane, I would guess that even less benzine, if any at all, is used. However, this portion of my reply is an unresearched assumption. 

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