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fuel oil, heating oil(noun)
a petroleum product used for fuel
Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the generation of heat or used in an engine for the generation of power, except oils having a flash point of approximately 40 °C and oils burned in cotton or wool-wick burners. In this sense, diesel is a type of fuel oil. Fuel oil is made of long hydrocarbon chains, particularly alkanes, cycloalkanes and aromatics. The term fuel oil is also used in a stricter sense to refer only to the heaviest commercial fuel that can be obtained from crude oil i.e. heavier than gasoline and naphtha. In Australia the term 'distillate' refers specifically to Diesel fuel
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In the current low oil price environment, Russian fuel oil exports are now bringing in almost no net revenue to refineries.
Fuel oil consumption is expected to fall in Japan... as nuclear power plants are restarted, denting the country's demand for fossil fuels.
Had there been no indigenous gas in the country, we would have been compelled to spend an enormous amount of foreign exchange on imported fuel oil and gas.
Although Asian regional fuel oil demand is in structural decline, we forecast demand to be higher in the next quarter reflecting the lower absolute prices supporting purchases.
The government has adopted a decision to establish reserves of gas and fuel oil worth $1 billion via borrowing under state guarantees, this $1 billion will be spent to buy this strategic reserve.
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