A mixture of hydrocarbons which is used as a fuel.
A fossil fuel which is made from crude oil. When it is incinerated, petrol generates emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (HC) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), among other things. The incineration of petrol also helps to produce global warming, acidification and eutrophication. A catalytic converter reduces the emission of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide but not carbon dioxide.
the light fuel used in cars and motor bikes.