With a favorable crude slate, a typical U.S. Refinery could make up to 30 percent of total motor fuel as diesel fuel without unusual problems. Cetane quality that could be produced economically would depend on crude composition. Manufacture of diesel fuel rather than an equal volume of gasoline consumes more crude oil because the diesel fuel weighs more per gallon. It also requires additional investments because some refinery facilities must be expanded. For a refinery to maintain revenue, the price of diesel fuel relative to gasoline must rise significantly if diesel fuel demand grows. /GMRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00172078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770758
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM