Diesel Fuel Versus Gasoline oilworks columbus oh

We learned in our last blog post the differences between diesel and gas engines. We learned that the major differences come from the way fuel is used in the engine. Since gasoline and diesel engines are different, it would make sense that they require a different type of fuel for power.

OilWorks is proud to be offering mobile fuel delivery in the greater Columbus area. Our team of professional and reliable drivers ensure on-time delivery so you experience no delays in your service and offerings. We have years of experience in helping small businesses succeed and thrive with our diesel, oil, and lubricant delivery services. We offer 24-hour emergency diesel fuel delivery as well to your job site no matter how remote. Below, we’ll take a look at the specific differences between diesel fuel and gasoline. Contact us for a free estimate today!


Both diesel fuel and gasoline are petroleum products made from crude oil. Crude oil is made from hydrogen and oxygen and is pumped from the ground and sent to a refinery for further processing. However, diesel fuel is processed differently from gasoline once it gets to this point.

The crude oil is heated to over 400 degrees Celsius, or over 600 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot. This process turns the liquid into a vapor. The vapor is then cooled down to the point it begins to enter the liquid phase again. Asphalt or bitumen is produced from this and falls to the bottom of the tank. Once the temperature falls below 370 degrees Celsius, fuel oil begins to emerge. Once the vapor reaches between 200 and 350 degrees Celsius, diesel fuel is produced.

Gasoline is formed in a very similar process. Gasoline is heated to over 300 degrees Celsius. The vapors are then cooled with the heavier molecules condensing at the bottom and the lighter molecules condensing at the top. Natural gas, gasoline, and kerosene all condense near the top. The gas we use has chemicals and other additives mixed in in order to prevent the engine from becoming clogged with gum and to reduce engine noise.

As you can see from the refining process, diesel fuel is much thicker and heavier than gasoline. It evaporates slower because of this, giving it more energy density and a better fuel economy than gasoline. Further, less diesel fuel is needed to accomplish the same amount of work a gas engine does.

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Diesel fuel offers many benefits to the small business owner, such as a savings in fuel, less maintenance costs, and smaller repair bills. Diesel engines and the fuel that powers it are the workhorses of this modern age that allows us to read the words on this page.

OilWorks is an oil distributor in Central Ohio. Our mission is to serve your needs, no matter what they are. We always put our customers first and ensure that your diesel fuel deliveries are on-time. Contact us for a free quote today!