White gas

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White gas is a common name for two flammable substances.

  1. In its most common modern usage, "white gas" is used as a generic name for camp stove and lantern fuel, usually naphtha.
  2. White gasoline, also called white gas, can also be a name for pure petrol (gasoline), without additives. This was commonly used when leaded gasoline was the norm, to prevent fouling in situations where the properties of the lead additive were not required.
  3. "White gas" can also refer to un-dyed petrol (gasoline).

White gas should not be confused with white spirit, which is more akin to kerosene.

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