The Chemistry of Modern Flight
At one point in time kerosene was used in lamps.
In Japan kerosene is widely used as a home heating fuel.
Kerosene is used as an organic solvent.
Kerosene has carbon chain lengths ranging from 12 to 16.
Kerosene has a boiling point ranging from 200 to 250°C.
Crude oil contains approximately 10-15% kerosene.
In 2005 19.9 billion gallons of jet fuel was consumed by the U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.
U.S. refineries produce 1.55 million barrels of jet fuel daily.