Gasoline is an organic compound, a mixture of hydrocarbons containing 4 to 12 carbon atoms. It is a liquid suitable for use as fuel in spark-ignition, internal combustion engines (Otto engine). Gasoline should have an octane number of at least 60, with the major components being branched-chain paraffins, cycloparaffins and aromatics. Gasoline is considered by many as the most important petroleum product, figuring among the top produced commodities worldwide. The development of gasoline began near the invention of the Otto engine, at the end of the nineteenth century, with demand and production growing rapidly during World War I. Currently, over 20 million barrels of gasoline are produced daily, with the United States being the lead producer, followed by China.
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