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Recently there are more gas stations being built as opposed to diesel ones in rural areas.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

In the neoteric times people need fuel for several purposes such as transportation and for operating machinery like generators. Lately, more and more filling stations are selling gas rather than diesel in the countryside or agricultural regions. The merits and demerits of this trend will be discussed in the upcoming stanzas.

On the brighter side, opting for sale of gas over diesel aims at discouraging people in rural areas from using diesel which is responsible for causing most of the air pollution. The quality of air in the surroundings can be improved in this way. Particulate matter or soot is created during the incomplete combustion of diesel. Moreover, diesel engines contribute to the problem by releasing particles directly into the air and by emitting nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, which transform into “secondary” particles when they come in contact with the atmosphere. For instance, countries using vehicles running on gasoline are less polluted than those where people use diesel engines.

On the other hand, diesel is more economical and affordable than gas and rural residents mostly use machinery and equipment that runs on this heavy fuel. If the diesel supplies will be halted in the country-bred locations, the work of people there will be hindered or they’ll have to travel longer distances in search of diesel. Even if, people shift their usage to gas, they would have to make heavy investments on buying equipment and tools that use gas, consequently taxing rural economy.

To sum up, technology advancements have made diesel a clean, green option for drivers who want a high-powered engine without limiting efficiency especially for heavy duty vehicles. However, the benefits of using gas over diesel cannot be overlooked owing to its more eco-friendly nature.

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