diesel fuel


Definition of diesel fuel 

: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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The business incorporates a gas station, diesel fueling pumps for large trucks, a convenience store with a Dunkin' Donuts and Beggars Pizza, and a car wash on a 4.9-acre site at 19420 S. Harlem Ave. in Frankfort Township. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Annexation hearing scheduled for gas station that wants 24/7 gambling," 4 July 2018 The general fund revenue forecast includes $836,500 from the state under SB 1, which increased taxes on gasoline by 12 cents a gallon and diesel fuel by 20 cents. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "New city budget on Tuesday's council agenda," 13 June 2018 Gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel are stored in 35 tanks with a capacity of more than 26 million gallons, according to a report by a consultant who studied the terminal's potential move for the city. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "A 60-year-old fuel terminal could leave Boise’s Bench. Here’s what could replace it.," 11 July 2018 The base excise tax for diesel fuel increased by 20 cents per gallon last November and will begin adjusting for inflation in July 2020. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "What you need to know about California's gas tax repeal initiative," 25 June 2018 Cincinnati Fire Department is still assessing the amount of diesel fuel which leaked at the scene. Cincinnati.com, "Overturned semi leads to lengthy closure of Ft. Washington Way," 11 July 2018 In Brazil, gasoline is up 28% and diesel fuel for trucks more than 27% over the past year. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "Steep Oil and Strong Dollar Make Toxic Brew for Global Economies," 17 June 2018 Truckers angry about the high price of diesel fuel continue to line up on the side of the roads, while airlines are still canceling flights amid a lack of fuel at some airports, including in Brasilia. Fabiana Batista, Bloomberg.com, "Brazil Working Around Strike But Fuel, Food Is Still Scarce," 26 May 2018 At the time, the island’s hospitals were struggling to function, shortages of diesel fuel were keeping supermarkets closed and generators idle, and the death rate on the island was soaring. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of diesel fuel

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diesel fuel was in 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of diesel fuel

: a type of fuel that is used in vehicles with diesel engines

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Kids Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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