Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Oil which is used as fuel either in an internal-combustion engine or in a furnace.

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Examples

  • The winter that we took office was extremely cold, with fuel-oil shortages in the Northeast, but Carter was looking beyond the present moment and conceiving long-term strategies.

    The Good Fight

  • The captain of a container ship wedged on a reef off New Zealand has appeared in court over its grounding as more thick fuel-oil fouls beaches in the country's worst environmental disaster in decades.

    New Zealand oil spill ship captain charged

  • In July 2007, Tepco, as Tokyo Electric Power, is known, sharply increased its fuel-oil and LNG imports after closing seven reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in northwest Japan following an earthquake.

    Fuel Prices Expected to Jump

  • Japan currently isn't a big fuel-oil buyer, but it may now need to ramp up fuel-oil imports or buy more crude oil to process into fuel oil.

    Fuel Prices Expected to Jump

  • The country is likely to need to tap the liquefied-natural-gas and fuel-oil markets most heavily.

    Fuel Prices Expected to Jump

  • Late Friday, the Asian fuel-oil market reflected an anticipated demand increase, which could further tighten availability.

    Japan Will Need to Boost Energy Imports

  • Traders said that while Japan's fuel-oil use for power generation will likely surge in the near future, environmental regulations allow the burning only of low-sulfur fuel oil, with just 0.2%-0.3% sulfur content.

    More Oil Heads to Japan

  • Regional fuel-oil fundamentals are already tight as the heavy refinery maintenance season in Asia and the Middle East has cut supplies.

    Japan Will Need to Boost Energy Imports

  • Japan isn't a big fuel-oil buyer, but it may need to ramp up imports of the refined product, which is used in thermal power stations, and also buy more crude oil to process into fuel oil in domestic refiners or for direct burning in its power stations.

    Japan Will Need to Boost Energy Imports

  • Traders Vitol Holding BV and Glencore International AG, historically key fuel-oil suppliers to Iran, recently decided to halt sales of gasoline to the country.

    Shell Stops Gas Sales to Iran

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