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petrol:

see gasolinegasoline
or petrol,
light, volatile mixture of hydrocarbons for use in the internal-combustion engine and as an organic solvent, obtained primarily by fractional distillation and "cracking" of petroleum, but also obtained from natural gas, by destructive distillation
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petrol

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petrol

any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and a fuel for internal-combustion engines. Usually petrol also contains additives such as antiknock compounds and corrosion inhibitors
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5) Last but not least, petrol stations have fitted a lid on their underground tanks which prevents fuel evaporating.
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Ruth Bridger, petrol price analyst for the AA Motoring Trust, said: "Although diesel drivers benefited from a narrower price difference with petrol during the summer, possibly because many big retailers held off crossing the consumer-sensitive threshold of a pounds 1 a litre, many are now in danger of paying 1p or 2p a litre above the normal petrol-diesel price difference.
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Those who have managed to find petrol complained that it is being sold at inflated prices.
At PETROL, Karl's focus will be the Strategy & Planning department, and developing large-scale international campaigns for the agency's wide array of clients.
He said that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) does not have any control over Gaza which makes collecting money from fuel suppliers harder at a time when the Israeli company which supplies the petrol wants immediate payment.
A surge in the wholesale cost of petrol across Europe has already led to a rise in UK petrol and diesel prices, with more misery possibly to come, the AA said.
PETROL station owners yesterday called off an indefinite Cyprus-wide strike after the interior minister agreed to review and impose stricter restrictions on licences for new stations.