Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th December 2008, 13:35   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,854
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zappo View Post
Well, if I am not mistaken the Jet Fuel (ATF) is actually highly purified Kerosene. Yes, Kerosene is what it is. So its definitely cheaper than Petrol to produce.
Oh, did not know this! Learn something new today.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deepclutch View Post
Even I heard Petrol is actually cheaper than Diesel!(but subsidized in India)
Yes, it is subsidized in India and hence the low price of diesel (w.r.t petrol).
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2008, 13:46   #17
jat
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SINGAPORE
Posts: 265
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zappo View Post
Well, if I am not mistaken the Jet Fuel (ATF) is actually highly purified Kerosene. Yes, Kerosene is what it is. So its definitely cheaper than Petrol to produce.
ATF is pure kerosene minus water. Keeping water out of it is what increases its costs.

You don't want the water in fuel to freeze at cruising altitudes and clog the nozzles etc and stop the turbines.

I believe, the basic (initial) production cost is almost same for all fuels. It is the vis-breaking / catalytic cracking of fuels which affects the price differences more.

The diesel seems to be cheaper to produce, but the price difference should't be so high. I think, it should be about Rs 7~10 per litre.
jat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "Low Mileage" Car Thread! How low is your running? saket77 The Indian Car Scene 135 23rd September 2013 22:51
Repeat EXAMM! The ghost of 1st low vs 2nd low descent haunts us again... and how! Tejas@perioimpl 4x4 Excursions 41 23rd September 2010 14:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks