naphtha naphtha  /ˈnæf θə/


  • (n) any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents


  1. For two nights and a day the hostages huddled under the naphtha jugs.
  2. In 1896, two years after his success with his first naphtha-gas boat, he and Hank tried a 2-h.
  3. So far, the company has refused to say much about its plans, which include using 40,000 barrels of naphtha a day brought in by tankersa prime source of dangerous spills.


  • OAO Novatek UK Regulatory Announcement: NOVATEK Launches First Stage of Ust-Luga Complex

    MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moscow, 19 June 2013. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today the launch of the first stage of the Gas Condensate Fractionation and Transshipment Complex (“the Ust-Luga Complex”) located at the port of Ust-Luga on the Baltic Sea. The inaugural tanker carrying 80 thousand tons of naphtha was shipped today to Braskem, a Brazilian company. The first ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire

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  1. Speaking to reporters at the two-day International PetroChem Conference 2008, here, Paswan said: "I had asked the finance minister prior to the budget to remove the import duty on naphtha but then they only reduced it."
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Ram Vilas Paswan Source: (blog)

  2. "The short supply of naphtha for this plant is attributable to its high cost," Shinde told lawmakers, adding, "The cost of power generated by this plant is presently unacceptable to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution," the state...
    on Jul 31, 2006 By: Sushil Kumar Shinde Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Levying excise duty on subsidised products is anomalous. These products may therefore, carry nil excise duty as is the case for naphtha used by the fertilizer sector," Aiyar wrote to Finance Minister.
    on Aug 9, 2004 By: Mani Shankar Aiyar Source:

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