Asian versions of Peanut Oil are less-refined, and so have more of a peanut taste. The downside is that without the refining, they have a lower smoke point (320 F / 160 C.)
Do not use unless you are certain that no one you are cooking for has a nut allergy.
The French first experimented with producing Peanut Oil in 1802 in Landes, Aquitaine. In the 1820s, the French encouraged peanut planting in the colony of Senegal to improve the supply of peanuts for oil. By the 1830s, Peanut Oil was being used in Marseilles to make soap.