black gold


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After months of drilling, they finally hit black gold.

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That black gold shaped early 20th-century Southern California, powering the growth of Los Angeles and making fortunes for many of the families whose names still adorn streets and buildings around the state. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "A major Kern County oil spill in environmentally conscious California," 17 July 2019 Divers had become intrigued by a booming oil industry, and the allure of black gold replaced the desire to retrieve the tears of the mermaids. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 The blingy hoops are .17 carats total, and come in white, yellow, rose, and black gold. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "You Can Buy Meghan Markle's Christmas Jewelry," 28 Dec. 2018 Roberto Cavalli Spring 2017 Look 16 gown, $28,825,; Wendy Yue black gold earrings with champagne and white diamonds, $11,330, available on special order at; Chair courtesy of Patina Rentals. Christian Oth, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sheer Genius: Bridal's New Sexy," 19 May 2017 Word of Ontario’s oil strike spread black gold fever throughout Canada and beyond. Claudia Capos,, "Black gold fever: Canada celebrates its 160-year oil heritage," 24 Apr. 2018 Without supporting evidence, Putin claimed that $30 trillion worth of black gold lay beneath his country’s portion of the Arctic. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Trump, Putin, and the Race for Arctic Oil," 25 Apr. 2018 This is a great way to turn your unwanted kitchen waste into black gold by leveraging a gardener's best friends: worms. James Jackson, Popular Mechanics, "Create Compost by Building Your Own Worm Box," 12 Mar. 2013 As a result, the oil companies that drilled, shipped and sold black gold reaped billion in profit year after year and continue to do so. Justin Worland, Time, "Even Oil Companies Are Now Saying Climate Change Will Hurt Their Business," 1 Mar. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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