Interesting facts about kerosene

The Top Up Fuels team have gathered together all of their interesting facts on kerosene, please read below to be amazed:

  • Kerosene was initially manufactured from coal tar and shale oils.
  • ‘Kerosene’ was registered as a trademark by Abraham Gesner in 1854.
  • kerosene was the major refinery product for several decades until the advent of the electric lamp reduced its value for lighting.
  • The name kerosene is derived from Greek: κηρός(keros) which translates to wax.
  • The total amount of kerosene consumption for all purposes throughout the world is roughly 1.2 million barrels per day
  • Kerosene is often used in the entertainment industry for fire performances such as fire breathing, fire juggling or poi, and the art of fire dancing.
  • Rocket fuel kerosene (namely RP1 type kerosene fuel) is used in jet engines as a rocket fuel by mixing it with oxygen.
  • kerosene is used in the lift off of Saturn V. The take-off for this particular rocket generated roughly 217 million horsepower.

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