black gold

noun

Definition of black gold

Examples of black gold in a Sentence

After months of drilling, they finally hit black gold.
Recent Examples on the Web One of the products of the economy that black gold built is the city of Port Arthur, Texas. Wired, 29 July 2022 Despite a recent push towards green energy, America still runs on black gold. Will Daniel, Fortune, 7 July 2022 Not even Jed Clampett — black gold, Texas tea — struck for those kind of numbers. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 The United States has essentially produced its own fuels in varying capacities since prospector Edwin Drake first struck black gold in Venango County, Pa., in 1859. Fox News, 6 Nov. 2021 In contrast to the black gold drilled by oil majors, LanzaTech produces ethanol. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Walk into your garden, and you’re surrounded by black gold. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2021 In 2015, when oil prices fell radically to about $45 a barrel, Zimmerman revived the idea for a three-course dinner—although Houston's economy had diversified by then, and was no longer reliant on black gold. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2021 The brighter outlook for the economy seemed to help oil prices recoup some losses that hit black gold amid the possibility of Iranian oil returning to the market. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 21 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of black gold

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black gold was in 1910

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Last Updated

9 Aug 2022

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“Black gold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20gold. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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