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diesel fuel
▪ At least that was the case in Britain, where the gap between petrol and diesel fuel prices has always been small.
▪ He said higher diesel fuel cost the company about 10 per share in the first quarter.
▪ In fact, earlier this year, retail diesel fuel prices were lower in California on average than in Nevada.
▪ Oil and gas From September 1989 shortages of petrol and diesel fuel were reported, notably in the Caucasus and northern Siberia.
▪ The car then went up in flames from the diesel fuel that spilled from the Amtrak engine.
▪ The sharp rise last spring led to the average price of diesel fuel rising by 14 % between 1999 and 2000.
▪ The state mandated cleaner-burning diesel fuel way back in October 1993.
▪ They weren't chemists; but they started mixing ammonium nitrate fertiliser with diesel fuel, and detonating the mixture with dynamite.
diesel fuel

n. a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines [syn: diesel oil]

Diesel fuel

The most common type of diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil, but alternatives that are not derived from petroleum, such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid (BTL) or gas to liquid (GTL) diesel, are increasingly being developed and adopted. To distinguish these types, petroleum-derived diesel is increasingly called petrodiesel. Ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) is a standard for defining diesel fuel with substantially lowered sulfur contents. As of 2016, almost all of the petroleum-based diesel fuel available in UK, Europe and North America is of a ULSD type. In the UK, diesel fuel for on-road use is commonly abbreviated DERV, standing for diesel-engined road vehicle, which carries a tax premium over equivalent fuel for non-road use (see ). In Australia diesel fuel is also known as distillate, and in Indonesia, it is known as Solar, a trademarked name by the local oil company Pertamina.

Usage examples of "diesel fuel".

A few people, none closer than half a block away, would remember the vehicle, a small white delivery truck that had been big enough to contain half a ton of AMFO, an explosive mixture composed of nitrogen-based fertilizer and diesel fuel.

The stench of incinerated flesh and burnt diesel fuel was dreadful.

The end result is a very pure form of methanol which can be burned in modified Otto-cycle engines, used as an industrial solvent, or used as the starting point in manufacturing products like bio-diesel fuel.

Pot distilled diesel fuel is very crude compared to that which came through the Ring of Fire with Grantville.

They weren't popped for stealing diesel fuel or building dachas with pilfered lumber.

The sky was alight with blazing diesel fuel and streaked with hand-launched SAMs that had been blind-fired by panicked riflemen.

The problem would be diesel fuel, because there were few gas stations for the trucks which ran the roads in peacetime pursuits, and so the 201st had requisitioned every tanker truck its officers could locate, and even that might not be enough, the logisticians all worried, not that they had much choice in the matter.

Marshal Luo, your army needs oil to refine into diesel fuel and jet fuel, does it not?

If there's a radio, or diesel fuel, I don't want it full of bullet holes.

As one perforated drum of diesel fuel was loaded on the spring bow, five more, consisting of Pitt's entire supply of missiles, were lined up alongside.

When the FBI subsequently inspected the area, they allegedly recovered bits of ammonium nitrate and strands of detonator cord, and saw signs of diesel fuel.

Gun rounds were fitted in slots that nested in the rear fuel tank, so that their ammunition was surrounded by diesel fuel.

If theres a radio, or diesel fuel, I dont want it full of bullet holes.

There was a truck there and Max Trevedian was loading drums of diesel fuel into the back of it.