Petroleum vs Petrodiesel - What's the difference?

petroleum | petrodiesel |

As nouns the difference between petroleum and petrodiesel

is that petroleum is petroleum while petrodiesel is diesel derived from petroleum (contrasted with biodiesel).


Alternative forms

* (archaic)


  • A flammable liquid ranging in color from clear to very dark brown and black, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in deposits under the Earth's surface.
  • Synonyms

    * oil * gas * gasoline * petroil * petrol

    Derived terms

    * packaged petroleum product * petroleum coke * petroleum ether * petroleum jelly * petroleum spirit




  • Diesel derived from petroleum (contrasted with biodiesel).
  • *{{quote-news, year=2008, date=May 18, author=Jim Norman, title=Fuel From Plants, Not Oil Wells, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Biodiesel these days is selling at about the same prices as petrodiesel , or even a little more in many places. }}