Atmospheric gasoil

Also known as: light gasoil, distillate, AGO, LAGO, HAGO

Atmospheric gasoil is a distillation cut derived from an atmospheric distillation unit primarily comprised 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 blend stock 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.

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