Kerosene Type Jet Fuel
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

European Commission - Eurostat
This is a distillate used for aviation turbine power units. It has the same distillation characteristics between 150oC and 300oC (generally not above 250oC) and flash point as kerosene. In addition, it has particular specifications (such as freezing point) which are established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This category includes kerosene blending components.

International Energy Agency (IEA)
This is a distillate used for aviation turbine power units. It has the same distillation characteristics between 150oC and 300oC (generally not above 250oC) and flash point as kerosene. In addition, it has particular specifications (such as freezing point) which are established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This category includes kerosene blending components.

International Energy Forum Secretariat (IEFS)
Jet kerosene is an aviation fuel. The aviation fuels include three types: aviation gasoline (see above Gasoline), gasoline (or naphtha) type jet fuel and kerosene type jet fuel.

In terms of demand for the different products, jet kerosene has a share of 99 % of all aviation fuels and it is the only one basic type of jet fuel in civil use world-wide. The widecut gasoline type of jet fuel has not been used by civil aircraft for many years (less than 0.05% of world aviation fuel demand) and, once the fuel for many military organisations, its military use has rapidly decreased over the last few years. Aviation gasoline (included in gasoline) accounts for slightly less than 1% of world aviation fuel demand.

Jet kerosene is a middle-distillate fuel, generally produced to exact the stringent specifications of international civil specifications, for use as civil aviation fuel. In recent years however, many military organisations, including for example NATO and SEATO, now use fuels which are virtually identical to some of the internationally accepted jet kerosene, mainly differing in the additives included.

Lower quality specification kerosene (other kerosene) or a dual purpose grade is used in some regions as domestic heating oil, especially in Asia, notably in Japan and Korea.

Please note that some organisations collect information for jet fuel. Jet fuel includes both kerosene type and naphtha or gasoline type jet fuel. This is not a substantial problem as the latter category barely represents 0.05% of world-wide aviation fuel demand.

Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)
This is kerosene with a special degree of refining, with a freezing point below that of common kerosene. It is used in reaction motors and turbo propellers.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
This is a distillate used for aviation turbine power units. It has the same distillation characteristics between 150oC and 300oC (generally not above 250oC) and flash point as kerosene. In addition, it has particular specifications (such as freezing point) which are established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This category includes kerosene blending components.

UNSD Energy Statistics Section
Medium oil for use in aviation gas-turbine engines with the same distillation characteristics and flash point as kerosene, with a maximum aromatic content of 20% in volume. It is treated to give a kinematic viscosity of less than 15 cSt at -34oC and a freezing point below -50oC.