petroleum as it comes from the ground, before refining.
- Also called crude, crude petroleum.
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How to use crude oil in a sentence
If completed, the 1,200-mile pipeline would convey 830,000 barrels of diluted crude oil from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast every day.Keystone XL was supposed to be a green pipeline. What does that even mean? | Juliet Grable | February 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
These are basically short-term jobs, lasting on average 19½ weeks, to assemble the pipeline that would help carry heavy crude oil from Canada’s Alberta province to the Gulf Coast.
The company will build its first plant somewhere in the Texas Permian Basin, an area rich in shale crude oil and natural gas.United Airlines aims to suck carbon dioxide from the friendly skies | Steven Mufson | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
“Instead of consuming fossil crude oil, jet aviation fuels and petrochemical starting compounds are produced from a valuable and renewable raw material, namely, carbon dioxide,” they write in a paper in Nature Communications.Scientists Just Created a Catalyst That Turns CO2 Into Jet Fuel | Edd Gent | January 3, 2021 | Singularity Hub
“We removed 400 tons of crude oil that was sent back to the refinery,” says Cesareo of early deployments.Graphene gets real: Meet the entrepreneurs bringing the wonder substance to market | David Meyer | December 13, 2020 | Fortune
Total oil production figures include crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other liquid energy products.
Revenue is generated from the sale of crude oil, according to Luay al-Khatteeb, an energy expert at the Brookings Doha Center.
Not only did it look like and have the texture of crude oil, it tasted like it had been recently drilled.
For example, the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act bars most exports of U.S. crude oil.
Another crisis in the Middle East, another jump in crude oil prices.Middle East Tensions and Supply Issues Push Oil Prices to Six-Month High | William O’Connor | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Besides these, two parts linseed oil to one part kerosene is a good polish; also one-half turpentine to one-half crude oil.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Take a master petroleum chemist, infinitely skilled in the separation of crude oil into its fractions.The Tunnel Under The World | Frederik Pohl
The crude oil is almost black, and consists of about 85 per cent.The A B C of Mining | Charles A. Bramble
The torch must use either gasoline or kerosene, and not crude oil, as the crude oil deposits too much carbon on the parts.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting | Harold P. Manly
Various names (as above) are given to the crude oil thus obtained, according to its source.
British Dictionary definitions for crude oil
petroleum before it has been refined
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Scientific definitions for crude oil
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