Different Types of Diesel Fuel oilworks columbus

We all use fuel every day of our lives, and it could be safe to say almost every minute of our lives. From the heat that heats your home to the water bottle you are drinking from, carbon energy impacts our lives in almost every way. Most of us don’t think about all of the products made from energy, including the gas that we put in our vehicles. Did you know that there are different types of diesel fuel?

OilWorks is a bulk diesel fuel supplier serving Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we offer lubricant delivery, including motor oil, antifreeze, diesel fuel additive, and steering fluids, as well as generator fueling and tank monitoring services. Below, we’ll take a look at the different types of diesel fuel. Contact us to get started today!


Petroleum Diesel

This is the type of diesel that most passenger cars and trucks use. It is the most common type of diesel fuel and is also utilized by trains, buses, and heavy equipment. Petroleum diesel is made by distilling crude oil at very high temperatures, between 200 and 350 degrees Celsius. The diesel fuel sold in the United States is now ULSD (Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel), which has a low sulfur content in order to reduce emissions.

Synthetic Diesel

Synthetic diesel was developed out of an effort to reduce carbon emissions. It has almost no sulfur content. It is produced from carbon-based fuel sources, such as natural gas and coal. The carbon fuel source is first gasified and purified before it utilizes the Fischer-Tropsch process to turn it into a substance that uses hydrocarbons.


Biodiesel uses a fuel source that is not carbon-based, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and soybean oil. Canola and corn oil are frequently used as well. Biodiesel can be pure, but it can also be blended with petroleum diesel. While biodiesel is great for eliminating carbon emissions, its drawbacks include corroding fuel injectors and increasing blockages in the engine.

Hydrogenated Oils and Fats

This type of diesel fuel uses vegetable oil and animal fat converted into triglycerides and alkanes that helps to refine the substances so that they can be used as fuel.

DME (Dimethyl Ether)

DME is a clean-burning fuel that may be a renewable fuel with further refinement. It’s non-toxic and has a high cetane value and low emissions.


We all need a source of energy in order to power our cars, computers, phones, heat, appliances, TVs, and more. Since its inception in 1892, diesel fuel has been an important energy source for industrial use, heavy equipment, and fueling generators and other power sources.

OilWorks offers diesel delivery to your Columbus-area business. Our top-notch team can answer all of your questions. With our tank monitoring services, we ensure you never run out of the fuel you need to get the job done. Call for diesel delivery, fuel additives, motor oil, and other lubricants, as well as generator fueling, and on-site fueling today!