What is the difference between petrol and gasoline?
There is none. Petrol is the Anglo word for gasoline, gasoline is the American word for petrol.
How can you tell the difference between diesel and petrol if you have identical jerrycans one of each?
"Petrol" is what the British (and Australians, Irish and New Zealanders) call gasoline. Petrol is actually a contraction of the word petroleum which is the feedstock. So there's no difference between petrol and gasoline. Gasoline, kerosene, and diesel fuel are different "fractions" of petroleum distillate. Gasoline is the lowest-boiling/most volatile of the three, kerosene is intermediate, and diesel is the highest-boiling/least volatile. Jet fuel is actually Jet Kerosene. The Britsih usually call kerosene "paraffin". In…
From this side of the Atlantic, no. As I understand it, petrol refers to the product used to fuel automobiles? Then the same product would be gasoline in the US. It is just the differences between BritEnglish and AmerEnglish. For instance, "boot" on the vehicle is "trunk" in the US. Same space, different name. But for all practical purposes, petrol and gas are the same substance.
Both our internal combustion engines but the main difference is that a petrol engine uses spark plugs to ignite the fuel but a diesel engine has no spark plugs but instead uses compression to ignite the fuel. A diesel engine is also built much stronger than a gasoline/petrol engine. Diesel engines get better fuel mileage, last longer, and have much more torque or pulling power than a petrol engine. The only disadvantage to a diesel…
In the U.S., gasoline (petrol) is sold by the gallon. Gas is being sold for approximately $3.50 a gallon. As there are approximately 4 quarts or liters in a gallon, divide that by four and you get 88 cents per liter. I was in Italy recently and gasoline was selling for 1.50 Euros per liter, a great difference.