Fuels and Lubricants in Overseas Markets Availability and Quality Considerations 630325

The general quality characteristics and availability of fuels and lubricants in overseas markets are reviewed as they relate to farm, construction, and industrial machinery. The differences between these fuels and lubricants and those made in the U.S. are highlighted, and the reasons for these differences discussed. Note is taken of the problems involved in supplying a multiplicity of lubricants to perform similar tasks. Survey data showing the quality of diesel fuels available in specific overseas areas are included. The authors conclude that lubricants of superior quality and diesel fuels of satisfactory quality are available worldwide. Motor gasoline quality, however, varies widely and in some areas is significantly below U.S. octane number levels.


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