IMPACT OF INCREASED DIESEL FUEL USE ON THE PETROLEUM REFINING INDUSTRY AND ON CRUDE OIL CONSUMPTION
No. 2 home heating oil and diesel fuel are similar products and in most cases interchangeable. Some small fraction of US heating oil supplies may not be of suitable burning quality to satisfy the most severe diesel engine requirements. And occasionally some diesel fuel may not have good enough stability or low temperature flow characteristics to be sold as home heating oil. Historically the refinery gate prices of the two products have reflected the similarity. Generally, diesel fuel has sold for a modest premimum of about one quarter of a cent per gallon. If the demand for diesel fuel increases, the initial new supply will generally improve the aggregate US distillate pool burning quality and stability. And if kerosene--type jet fuel consumption is eventually replaced with a naphthatype fuel, improved low temperature flow characteristic, will result. SCI forecasts no significant changes are likely in the refinery gate price differences between No. 2 fuel oil and diesel fuel.
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Sobotka and Company, IncorporatedStamford, CT United States
- Publication Date: 1979-11-26
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel fuels; Energy resources; Equipment; Forecasting; Fuel consumption; Prices; Procurement
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00391905
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/RA/08741-T1
- Contract Numbers: AC01-77RA08741
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM