Transportation Fuel Is The Best For Your Car, Wallet, And Environment

1001 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Transport fuels are energy sources that power all of the various types of transport (bus, car, boats, trucks, planes). The transportation sector takes up 20% of the global energy consumption and is the worlds biggest consumer of oil.1 LPG is defined as ‘a compressed gas that consists of flammable hydrocarbons (as propane and butane) and is used especially as fuel or as raw material for chemical synthesis.’2 Diesel is also defined as an internal combustion engine in which heat is formed by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel.3 Being significantly similar, there has been great debate on whether Diesel or LPG is better for the commercial use of transport. In multiple experiments under gone by scientists, all factors of the fuel have been examined and compared with each other showing which transportation fuel is really the best for your car, wallet and environment.

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is a multipurpose fuel commonly used in Australian homes and businesses. In an Australian summer it is common to often see people buying LPG bottles. LPG is also in use in important industrial, commercial, farming, gardening and manufacturing purposes. At home, it can provide heating, hot water and power to cook food (e.g. BBQ’S), as well as fuel for cars. In Australia, LPG is propane gas, but overseas it can be a mix of propane and butane gas. Scientifically, propane (C3H8) contains three carbon atoms and eight hydrogen atoms (see figure 2 for structure)…

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