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Kerosene releases heat when burned, making it useful as a fuel. Its heating value, or heat of combustion, is around 18,500 Btu/lb, or 43.1 MJ/kg, making it similar to that of diesel.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 08:41:10 AM EST
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