Light naphtha can refer to either a finished product used as a petrochemical feedstock or a distillation cut commonly called light straight run naphtha. It is composed of pentane and slightly heavier material.
Light naphtha comes from distillation of crude oil or from separation of NGLs in an NGL fractionation plant. Light naphtha from NGL fractionation is often called natural gasoline or pentanes plus.
- Feedstock: For the production of gasoline
- Plastic: Used in steam crackers to make ethylene and ultimately make plastics
- Industrial: Used to dilute heavy oil to help move it through pipelines, to
- make high-octane gas, to make lighter fluid, and even to clean metal