fossil oil

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Noun1.fossil oil - a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbonsfossil oil - a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
fossil fuel - fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
resid, residual oil - oil products that remain after petroleum has been distilled
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Pakistan is rich in natural gas but deficient in fossil oil. At present bulk of the gas demand is met through local production, which offers enormous saving of foreign exchange as well as cleaner environment.
Pilot-scale experiments were conducted that compared upgraded pure fossil oil to oil with 20% pyrolysis oil.
"Fossil oil and gas will lead to stranded assets, hence terribly poor economics," he says.
Clean Energy Forum manager and SEC quality and performance manager Fouad Al-Saiedi told Arab News: "This is the first clean energy forum in the Kingdom, and we started with fuel additives since 90 percent of energy production in Saudi Arabia depends on fossil oil. That is a problem, and we are here to exchange clean energy applications to deal with fossil oil from the very first stages." He added: "Twenty research papers were presented by more than 200 experts from around the world.
Since the developed countries have the biggest MFIs, the preferred choice remains fossil oil.
The study showed the extent of the implications for water resources because of large amounts of water consumption during shale oil and gas extraction process, so the shale oil and gas production in countries with limited water resources is not appropriate, in addition that the fossil oil extracted from dry land available in large quantities in the Middle East and Russia is considered a global competitor in terms of production and transport costs compared to oil-shale.
Furthermore, the study addresses the changes in global reserves of fossil oil and shale oil and gas, and the ranking of countries according to global reserves.
A DRUNKEN corporate Christmas party descended into fisticuffs and the brokenhearted casualties included Londonbased Fossil Oil's chairman Lance Harvey, and top executive, Tyler Benson.
The article also points out that thanks to hydraulic fracturing, extraction of fossil oil and fossil gas gained a new lease on life.
These people are already anticipating that the traditional sources of power - fossil oil and natural gas - will not be forever.
Fossil Oil Company LLC, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has finalised negotiations with Ranken Energy Corporation of Edmond, Oklahoma, the Operator, for the right to participate in any and all oil & natural gas drilling prospects generated from this state-of-the-art 3D seismic data in McClain County, Oklahoma.