diesel-oil

Automotive Gas Oil (AGO)

Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) popularly known as diesel is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons produced by mixing fractions obtained from the distillation of crude oil with brand-specific additives to improve performance. Under normal conditions it is a liquid with a characteristic odour. Diesel is produced by blending straight-run middle distillates (minimum 40%) with varying proportions of straight-run gas oil, light vacuum distillates, light thermally-cracked distillates and light catalytically-cracked distillates.

Diesel serves as the major alternative to power supply in Nigeria and it is also ideal to power heavy duty road vehicles like trucks, tractors and buses. The growing demand for energy for business and transportation necessitates a unique and reliable source of AGO

Profund Energy Resources Limited as part of its business model ensures delivery of AGO to end users in the upstream and downstream sector. By providing unique marketing and supply solutions to our numerous clients we help businesses and individuals get the energy they need.

Our diesel conforms to the following specifications from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR):

 Features/Specifications :

  • Specific gravity (@ 60/60°F)
  • Distillation
    1. FBP (OC) 10%
    2. Recovery (@35°C%wt)
  • Diesel index
  • Flash point (of)
  • Total sulphur (%wt)
  • Copper corrosion (3hr @ 100°C) .
  • Kinematic viscosity (@1 OO°Fcst)
  • Cloud point (oF)
  • Carbon residue (Conradson on 10% residue) %wt
  • Strong acid number (mg. KOH/g)
  • Tobal acid number (mg. KOH/g)
  • Ash content (%wt)
  • Water by distillation (%Vol.)
  • Water by extraction (%wt)

 

Key Points

Health

  •     Irritating to eyes, lungs and skin
  •     Serious lung injury may occur if droplets of petrol are inhaled e.g. if vomiting occurs after ingestion
  •     Prolonged skin exposure may cause skin irritation
  •     Is possibly carcinogenic to humans
  •     Diesel is not considered to cause damage to the unborn child

 

Environment

  •     Dangerous for the environment
  •     Inform Environment Agency of substantial incidents

 

Flammable

  •     Mixtures of diesel vapour and air may be explosive
  •     Use foam and liquid-tight protective clothing with breathing apparatus