Also known as: light gasoil, distillate, AGO, LAGO, HAGO
Atmospheric gasoil is a distillation cut derived from an atmospheric distillation unit, and it is primarily made up of molecules with 14 to 20 carbon atoms. The AGO distillation has a boiling range between 420 and 650F (215-343C)
The primary use of atmospheric gasoil is as a blendstock to make diesel or heating oil. However, it must typically go through a distillate hydrotreater first to remove sulfur. Diesel is more typically blended from the lighter end of AGO, called light atmospheric gasoil or LAGO.
The heavier end of AGO, called heavy atmospheric gasoil or HAGO, can also be fed into the FCC when a refinery is trying to maximize the yield of gasoline over diesel.