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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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More than two-thirds of residual fuel use is in developing countries.
North Shore Gas is alerting Libertyville residents and those in the surrounding communities of a planned residual fuel flare-off, which will take place intermittently over a two week period.
Residual fuel oil is what remains after lighter, more valuable hydrocarbons (gasoline, diesel) have been separated from longer, more complex and less valuable hydrocarbon molecules.
This leads to the forecast of price differences between low and high sulphur residual fuel oils.
Summary: Residual fuel cracks have strengthened a lot since 3Q08.
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has already halted spot exports of the heavy residual fuel for the first-quarter of 2009, due to strong domestic demand for power generation during the winter season.
Delaney said that in the April-June quarter, Sunoco focused on maximising higher-priced distillates such as diesel and cut production of gasoline or residual fuel with lower margins.
Additionally, HFOTCO is building a 220,000-barrel tank and converting 850,000 barrels of storage to residual fuel oil use.
Airline mechanics believe that residual fuel ignited when the engine started.
The three petroleum products covered by this report--distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene--together accounted for nearly one-fourth of all petroleum products consumed in the United States in 2000.
As the fortnight wore on, residual fuel oil prices picked up from Euro 145.
between 12,000 and 15,000 barrels per day of residual fuel