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
The numerical value of fuel oil in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fuel oil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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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.
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.
I would expect a decline in fuel imports into China as the consumption tax hits the teapot refiners, who have already been reducing throughput of fuel oil as they gain greater access to internationally sourced crude oil.
When you close down the refineries you close down the less efficient ones, which produce more fuel oil, so if you have (another) nuclear issue you need more fuel oil. This is a very important issue that most people have ignored.
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