National D2 Diesel markets D2 globally but primarily in Europe and the United States. D2 supplies are acquired in part through long-term contracts from key-producing countries, as well as by traditional short and medium-term purchase agreements.
National D2 Diesel delivers D2 to a variety of customers, including the major oil companies, government purchasing agencies and industrial end-users.
National D2 Diesel has offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Houston, Texas.
While D2 is also known as #2 Diesel, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Belarus refineries never use the name D2.
They use operation terms like Gasoil 0.2, Gasoil 0.1, ULSD/50-10 ppm/EN590 (EN590 means that standard of the quality of the product according EU regulation EN590.
We do not see D2 in the Russian Federation since the beginning of 2010 when the Russian Federation began to export primarily Gasoil 0.1.
We may use the term D2 but it depends on the quality of gasoil under Russian Federation regulations. The export of Gasoil with sulfur content of 0.2 or more is forbidden. It allowed only for agriculture use in trucks on domestic farms and not the international market.
But we will call it D2 (Diesel #2) as most US brokers still continue to use that term.
The main producer of D2 Diesel is the Russian Federation. Click to view a map of the Russian Federation pipeline.
The Arab countries import D2 for their local markets. Russian D2 is similar to Arab D2 Diesel (technically).
D2 Diesel is the fuel we run in our cars and trucks.
Diesel fuels are broke down by this numeral system. Simply put it breaks down the fuel categories by API gravity (weight & viscosity) and BTUs. ASTM and DIN spec unwinterized straight pump diesel is #2.
#1. #1 fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel. #1 Diesel, #1 heating oil
#2. #2 diesel, #2 heating oil
#3. obsolete, no longer used, the ASTM no longer prints the specs for it
#4. #4 diesel, this is a heavy oil used in some large marine diesels
#5. #5 fuel oil, also known as bunker oil for ship boilers & diesels
#6. #6 heavy fuel oil, #3 heavy bunker oil, residuum, for boilers
What confuses people is that the number systems overlap for diesel and fuel oil.
D2 Diesel fuel has to meet more specifications when compared to fuel oils.
A lot of people think they are the exact same fuels, they can be.
D2 Diesel fuel can be substituted for fuel oil, but the opposite is not true.
National D2 Diesel is your ultimate global source for reliable source of bulk D2 Diesel.
We deliver D2 at competitive prices simply because we work with the source refineries only.
National D2 Diesel offers direct from the refineries supplies of D2 to meet a growing demand across the globe to the Majors and self finance buyers.
D2 Diesel is purchased from refineries around the world but primarily from the Russia Federation.
D2 Diesel fuel is distilled directly from petroleum.
Distillation yields some gasoline, but the yield would be inadequate without catalytic reforming, which is a more costly process.
D2 is considered safer than petrol in many applications.
Although diesel fuel will burn in open air using a wick, it will not explode and does not release a large amount of flammable vapor.
The low vapor pressure of d2 diesel is especially advantageous in marine applications, where the accumulation of explosive fuel-air mixtures is a particular hazard. For the same reason, diesel engines are immune to vapor lock.
For any given partial load the fuel efficiency (mass burned per energy produced) of a diesel engine remains nearly constant, as opposed to petrol and turbine engines which use proportionally more fuel with partial power outputs.
They generate less waste heat in cooling and exhaust.
Diesel engines can accept super- or turbo-charging pressure without any natural limit, constrained only by the strength of engine components.
This is unlike petrol engines, which inevitably suffer detonation at higher pressure.
The carbon monoxide content of the exhaust is minimal, therefore diesel engines are used in underground mines.
Toby Beavers - Charlottesville, Virginia