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fuel oil

n.
A liquid or liquefiable petroleum product that is used to generate heat or power.

fuel oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) 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

fu′el oil`


n.
an oil used for fuel, esp. one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuel oil - a petroleum product used for fuelfuel oil - a petroleum product used for fuel  
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
gas oil - an oil formed through distillation of petroleum of intermediate boiling range and viscosity
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The response to the bunker oil spill in English Bay is falling short of the world-class standards British Columbians had hoped for, ocean and environmental specialists say.
The pirates then maneuvered a larger boat to the side of the tanker, before siphoning off 2,000 tons of bunker oil and five tons of diesel oil, he added.
Contract award: Removal of Bunker Oil from the Wreck of MV Krasnoselsk.
That included 400 tons of bunker oil and 50 tons of diesel.
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It is also building hydroelectric plants throughout the country, whose abundance of rivers and voluminous rainfall make an ideal context for hydroelectric power solutions, which are about half as expensive as electricity generated by burning bunker oil or coal.
We will also be acceding to the Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage and the Convention for the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling System on Ships very soon.
With the steep rise in the price of bunker oil, the push for energy savings has accelerated even further for container ships.
Bunker oil is the main fuel used to power commercial ships, and the port hosts storage tanks owned by companies such as Royal Vopak NV and Vitol Group, plus a small refinery.
Conservationists say the ships and the thousands of gallons of World War II-era bunker oil should be removed, reclaiming habitat for some of the endangered and threatened fish species of Yaquina Bay.
One of the reasons the price of oil has dropped is that consumer demand has fallen, not only for gas but also for the goods and services that are moved via commercial vehicles that consume gas, diesel, and bunker oil.
Take any one of the hundred or so floating gin palaces' each one of these consumes about 800/1000 tonnes of fuel per 24 hours, whether it be heavy bunker oil for turbine driven vessels or a more conventional type of oil for diesel driven vessels.