Petroleum Cut (Fraction)

A product obtained through the fractional distillation of oil. Crude oil is heated to 370°C before transfer to a column where it separates naturally as the vapor gradually condenses as it rises. The heaviest components (bitumen and wax) collect first at the bottom, followed by heavy fuel oil, fuel oil, diesel, kerosene, naphtha and finally gas (LPG), each one higher up the column.