Fuel Price Today in India
Sheerclay.com is providing daily updated fuel price in Fuel Price section. Fuel price mainly contains petrol, diesel, LPG, Autogas and CNG prices. In this section people can find very useful information related to fuel price, people can find fuel prices changing on a regular basis. Petrol and Diesel rates in India are revised on a daily basis. Prices are revised at 06:00 AM every day. Price of fuel includes excise duty, value added tax (VAT), and dealer commission. VAT varies from state to state. After adding excise duty, dealer commission and VAT, the retail selling price of petrol gets nearly doubled. Various factors impact the price of fuel. These include rupee to US dollar exchange rate, cost of crude oil, global cues, demand for fuel, and so on. When international crude oil prices gain, prices in India move higher
What is Fuel?The following are the types of fuels
Fuel is a substance that is burned to provide nuclear energy, heat or power. This heat energy that fuels release is used for various purposes such as cooking, in heaters, for many industrial and manufacturing purposes. At other times we use an engine to convert this heat energy into mechanical energy. Like when we use petrol to run our cars. The oil which is used to as fuel in the engine is known as Fuel oil. Materials like coal, wood, oil, or gas can provide heat when burned. Methanol, Gasoline, Diesel, Propane, Natural gas, Hydrogen are types of fuel. Nuclear energy is produced by burning plutonium. From fuel efficiency or fuel economy, we can measure how long any vehicle could travel, which is the opposite of fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is the amount of fuel vehicle uses to travel a particular distance. Fuel efficiency is measured in kilometers per liter. The efficiency with which the fuel does a conversion of energy is known as fuel efficiency.
Examples of FuelThe following are the examples of fuels
- Natural gas
Types of FuelThe following are the types of fuels
Solid FuelThese are solid materials that combust to produce energy. Some examples of Solid fuel are coal, charcoal, soot, wood etc. These were most likely the first fuels utilized by mankind. They were the fuels responsible for the invention of fire. Even today they have very widespread household and industrial uses. Charcoal is still a very important fuel source for all manufacturing products and power industry, And wood is still widely used in houses to cook food and provide warmth.
Liquid FuelThese are the fuels we burn to produce mechanical energy and kinetic energy. Most liquid fuels such as crude oil form due to exposure to intense heat and pressure to fossilized remains of plants and animals. Then there are biofuels in liquid form such as ethanol and hydrogen fuel. These fuels are easy to transport and relatively easy to use.
Fuel GasFuel Gas as the name suggests are fuels that are in a gaseous state under normal conditions. Some examples are methane, carbon monoxide, propane etc. They have an advantage that they can be easily transported to the place of consumption. However, they also tend to leak from pipes and every precaution must be taken to avoid this. The best example would be the CNG gas that comes to your kitchen via pipes that you utilize for cooking. This is also known as Domestic fuel.
BiofuelBiofuel can be solid, liquid or a gas. The only condition is that it must be derived from Biomass. So essentially it is fuel derived from living matter that can be replenished. One such example is ethanol made from sugarcane wastes
Fossil FuelThese are conventional fuels. They are also non-replenishable. They have formed over thousands of years in the earth’s core where fossilized remains of animals and plants have been exposed to high pressure and temperatures. These are fast depleting and our dependence on them is a major concern for all of humanity.
Now let us take a look at how we measure this fuel efficiency. Fuel efficiency is measured as the amount of heat that 1 kg of fuel (any fuel) produces on combustion. This is known as the calorific value of the fuel. The unit of measurement of fuel efficiency is kilojoules per kg, i.e. kJ/kg.