The long-chain hydrocarbons used as diesel fuel do not burn as easily as the lighter ones found in petrol.
diesel fuel made from crude oil eventually won the day because it was easier to use and cheaper to produce.
Such alkanes are the main ingredients of diesel fuel.
After the team on the ground searched the site, some of the contraband was destroyed with incendiary grenades and diesel fuel.
Those who had money relied on small diesel fuel generators for electricity.
Engine idling has been attacked, too, because an hour of idle can eat up a gallon of diesel fuel.
Costs are up, particularly for diesel fuel needed to deliver food to pantries by truck.
diesel fuel is cheaper there, and diesel engines deliver higher mileage.
In a small number of instances, plant oil is used in place of diesel fuel, without further refinement.
But the price of diesel fuel is deliberately set far lower.
British Dictionary definitions for diesel fuel
a fuel obtained from petroleum distillation that is used in diesel engines. It has a relatively low ignition temperature (540°C) and is ignited by the heat of compression Also called (Brit) derv See also cetane number