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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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It is observed that in Europe and North America, ship operators are gradually switching from heavy fuel oil to LNG fuel.
Overall direct imports of heavy fuel oil by the state-owned power producer Electricity Authority of Cyprus rose 25 per cent to 555,701 tonnes while those of diesel fell 51 per cent to 105,049 in the first eight months of the year compared to a year before, Cystat said.
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The heavy fuel oil plant is being developed on a build, own, and operate basis approximately 25 kilometres from Nairobi.
Heavy fuel oil is made from the residuum by "cutting," or adding one of the lighter fuels (such as diesel) to thin the residuum and make it easier to use.
A major clean-up operation is now under way after around 250 tonnes of heavy fuel oil escaped after a boat hit part of a dock at the weekend.
Around 250 tonnes of heavy fuel oil was spilled, but following the successful implementation of our emergency procedure the spill was boomed off and retained safely within the dock system.
GE will supply three Frame 9E gas turbines that offer the flexibility to burn heavy fuel oil, with distillate as a backup.
Crews moved the China-registered Shen Neng 1 carrier on Monday without adding to the two-tonnes of heavy fuel oil spilled onto the reef when the ship ran aground on April 3, officials said.
The first batch of 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil left a South Korean port Thursday and is expected to reach North Korea on Saturday.