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fuel oil

noun
1.
an oil used for fuel, especially one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.
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Examples from the web for fuel oil
  • At the moment, diesel is in short supply and there is a glut of fuel oil.
  • By the end of the month it was offering eight super-tanker loads of fuel oil at below market price for cash.
  • Natural gas is replaces fuel oil and coal in power generation.
  • Some may still have the ability to switch to fuel oil if their supplies of natural gas or coal are curtailed somehow.
  • Cornell's arena is named after an expert in industrial fuel oil marketing.
  • Lack of fuel oil forced factories to cut back production.
  • Yes, if components of fuel oil or diesel oil exceed drinking water standards.
British Dictionary definitions for fuel oil

fuel oil

noun
1.
a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives
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