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oil patch

n. Informal
1. The petroleum and natural gas industry.
2. An oil-producing region.

oil′ patch`


n.
Slang.
1. an area in which petroleum is produced.
2. the petroleum industry.
[1960–65]
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A partnership between US-based broadband and IT solutions provider Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) and Alaskan high-speed communication services provider Quintillion Holdings have teamed up to acquire a fibre optic network from US-based oil and gas company ConocoPhillips in the portion of Alaska's North Slope oil patch where most new development is occurring, the companies said.
Planning in Alaska's oil patch doesn't happen quarter by quarter.
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The cold weather sweeping the Plains wasn't cooling off work in the oil patch, which moves forward in all weather.
The state's oil patch is drilling at record levels and shows little sign of slowing down.
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"It's rapidly degenerating into a remnant low," Dave Roberts, a forecaster at the Miami-based hurricane center, said of Bonnie, which no longer threatened the Gulf oil patch. He said the storm, which weakened into a tropical depression on Friday, could fall apart completely before it makes landfall on Saturday evening.
The National Petroleum Agency (ANP), a Brazil-based oil regulator, is commencing drilling at offshore oil patch in the first week of December, according to the Estado news agency.
AS an 18-mile-long oil patch spread out from the crippled Liberian tanker Torrey Canyon last night Prime Minister Harold Wilson sent a Minister to lead the battle to save the beaches - an operation involving thousands of gallons of special detergent.
Some individual tradespeople are moving to high construction activity areas such as Alberta's oil patch, but most contractors are staying home, he says.
She skidded on an oil patch - and only a 3ft wall stopped her car plunging into a river.