Naphtha
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

European Commission - Eurostat
Naphtha is a feedstock destined for either the petrochemical industry (e.g. ethylene manufacture or aromatics production) or for gasoline production by reforming or isomerisation within the refinery. Naphtha comprises material in the 30oC and 2l0oC distillation range or part of this range.

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Naphtha is a feedstock destined for either the petrochemical industry (e.g. ethylene manufacture or aromatics production) or for gasoline production by reforming or isomerisation within the refinery. Naphtha comprises material in the 30oC and 2l0oC distillation range or part of this range.

Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)
A volatile liquid obtained from processing oil and/or natural gas. Used as a raw material in refineries, as a solvent in manufacturing paints and varnishes, and as a cleansing agent. Also used in petrochemistry and the production of fertilizers.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Naphtha is a feedstock destined for either the petrochemical industry (e.g. ethylene manufacture or aromatics production) or for gasoline production by reforming or isomerisation within the refinery. Naphtha comprises material in the 30oC and 2l0oC distillation range or part of this range.

UNSD Energy Statistics Section
Light or medium oil distilling between 30oC and 210oC, for which there is no official definition, but which does not meet the standards laid down for motor spirit. The properties depend upon consumer specification. The C:H ratio is usually 84:14 or 84:16, with a very low sulphur content.

Naphtha may be further blended or mixed with other materials to make high-grade motor gasoline or jet fuel, or may be used as a raw material for manufactured gas. Naphtha is sometimes used as input to feedstocks to make various kinds of chemical products, or may be used as a solvent.