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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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Despite weak demand, the supply of distillate fuel oil is increasing because US refineries are processing crude oil at a seasonal record high to meet strong demand from motorists for gasoline.
In February 2000, Senator Joseph Lieberman asked the Department of Energy (DOE) to study how service interruptions by natural gas suppliers affected the distillate fuel oil market this past winter.
The complete articles, "Propane Market Assessment for Winter 1997-1998" and "A Contrast Between Distillate Fuel Oil Markets in Autumn 1996 and 1997," appear in the December issue of EIA's Petroleum Marketing Monthly.
Production of other consumer goods edged down as output of consumer energy, particularly gasoline and distillate fuel oil, fell sharply; the remaining sectors, on balance, were little changed.
Distillate Fuel Oil. A general classification for one of the petroleum fractions produced in conventional distillation operations.