AUTOMOTIVE FUELS--REFINERY ENERGY AND ECONOMICS

Automotive manufacturers need information on refinery energy use and economics to identify the engine(s) that achieve maximum vehicle miles from limited petroleum resources. To provide this information, we modeled a modern refinery producing varying amounts of automotive diesel fuel and producing gasolines covering a wide range in octane quality. When engine effects are considered, 7 to 8% more vehicle miles per barrel of crude could be achieved with gasoline having an Antiknock Index of 88-90 RM/2 and with maximum use of diesel vehicles.

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  • Accession Number: 00319750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800225, HS-028 948
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1985 12:00AM