scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: White Gas
Thu Aug 10 2000 - 18:28:13 CDT
Daniel Claff wrote:
> My understanding is that the "white" is because dye has not been added to it.
> Dye is (or used to be) added to gasoline as a safety measure to readily
> identify it from other liquids.
Although neither a scientist or in the petroleum industry, I was told that the
"white" in white gas came from the lack of the tetra-ethyl lead compounds added
to reduce knocking and pinging which also gave the fuel a reddish color. White
(or non-leaded) gasoline did not have these compounds and was almost clear.