Old 22nd Aug 2019, 10:00
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Maninthebar
 
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Originally Posted by flynerd View Post
The molecules in that fuel are already billions of years old.
Er no.

The formation of the hydrocarbon deposits from which human activity extracts and refines petroleum products started millions of years ago (pedantry ought to be accurate to 10^3 no?)

When extracted and subsequently refined the product that goes into the aircraft is no longer that stable admixture of petroleum types nor is it being held in the same conditions under which it was stable.

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