Gasoline is a liquid fuel primarily used as a source of energy for internal combustion engines in vehicles. It is a mixture of various hydrocarbons, typically obtained from crude oil through refining. Therefore, the composition of gasoline can vary depending on the type of crude oil and the refining process used.
Gasoline is a highly flammable substance and should be handled with care. It is typically stored in underground tanks at gas stations and transported in specialized tanker trucks.
The octane rating is used to measure the performance of gasoline. The higher the octane rating, the more resistant the gasoline is to “knocking,” a phenomenon where the fuel-air mixture ignites prematurely in the engine, causing a loss of power and potential engine damage. High-performance engines often require high-octane gasoline to operate efficiently.
Despite the increasing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles, gasoline remains a crucial energy source for transportation and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. However, there are ongoing efforts to develop alternative fuels and technologies to reduce the environmental impact of gasoline-powered vehicles.
Some common additives that WRT uses to improve the performance and quality of gasoline include: