What does crude oil mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil(noun)

    a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons


  1. crude oil(Noun)

    Unrefined oil; as it is found underground, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons


  1. Crude Oil

    Crude Oil is a 2008 Chinese documentary film directed by Wang Bing. Filmed in the Inner Mongolian portion of the Gobi Desert, it follows a group of oil field workers as they go about their daily routine. Like Wang's debut feature — the nine-hour Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks — Crude Oil is notable for its extreme length, running 840 minutes. The original plan called for a 70-hour film, but Wang felt compelled to exert additional editorial control and reduced the work to its present length. The director himself came down with severe altitude sickness and left the location three days into the one-week shoot; his crew completed the remainder without him. Crude Oil premiered at the 2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it received a "Special Mention" for "its dispassionate expose of the hardship of human labour which is the basis of economic progress." The project was commissioned by the IFFR, with additional support from the Hubert Bals Fund. It had its Asian premiere at the 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival. Its North American premiere was at The Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2009, with screenings held in Gallery 6 at the Hammer Museum.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crude oil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crude oil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Kilduff:

    Gasoline demand is summer-like at 9.0 million bpd, and the plunge crude oil imports, obviously, exaggerated the crude oil inventory drawdown.

  2. Avinash Vazirani:

    Oil prices come off, it means (India's) import bill comes down, their subsidies go down... If you assume a 40 percent drop in crude oil, and crude is down more than 60 pct, GDP goes up 1 pct, inflation comes down 3.2 to 4 pct.

  3. John Kilduff:

    The report is mixed in that it is bearish for crude oil, but somewhat supportive of refined products, crude oil imports rebounded markedly and refinery utilization fell again, allowing for the substantial crude oil inventory rise.

  4. Wendy Yong:

    While the low crude oil prices are expected to incentivize crude stockbuild (in China), stockpiling activities at the SPRs this year will remain constrained by available spare capacity, however, in anticipation of the start-up of another SPR site this year, crude imports could pick up later this year.

  5. Phil Flynn:

    Weak industrial data in China and Japan is causing even more demand concerns [for oil], oil may also be seeing some pressure from the fact that the Iraqi army has taken back the city of Ramadi from ISIS forces. ..the crude oil market is also seeing pressure due to talk of Iranian oil coming back on line. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangenesh is claiming that they plan to export 500,000 barrels a day within a week after sanctions are removed.

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