Also known as: De-asphalted oil

DAO is the product of solvent de-asphalting of vacuum resid.

Solvent de-asphalting uses propane to extract asphaltenes from vacuum resid, resulting in DAO.

The DAO is typically used as feedstock to the FCC or for lubes manufacturing.

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