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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

ISSN:2141-7016

Article Title: The Need to Know the Right Fuel for Different Engines in Developing Countries
by Isaac, O.F., Okoro, K, and Obodeh, O,

Abstract:
Many engines have been destroyed as a result of the constant use of wrong petroleum products on them. This paper attempts to educate people on the need to know the right fuel for different engines in the developing countries. Using the wrong fuel on an engine has always resulted from the adulteration of petroleum products by our major and independent marketers of these products in the developing countries so as to maximize profit at the expense of these engines. A lot of engines have been grounded because of long usage of the wrong fuels on them. These were the outcomes of ignorance. Although, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has often conducted sanity in all petroleum products' stations in Nigeria to ascertain the availability of unadulterated products in order to guarantee safe buying of these products. In spite of this regulation, marketers still indulge in the adulteration of their products. The people worst hit by the scarcity of petroleum products especially kerosene are those in the rural parts of the country. Many have resorted to the usage of diesel fuel in their kerosene lambs or even drive their engines with an unapproved fuel. This has created global warming as a result of acute air pollution emanating from the wrong usage of these petroleum products. To eradicate this ugly trend of using the wrong petroleum products on our machineries Governments at the local, states and federal levels should set up an orientation committee on proper usage of petroleum products. This committee will expose the danger involve in adulterating and using these petroleum products wrongly.
Keywords: engine, fuel, NNPC, DPR, Nigeria
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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