diesel fuel


Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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In a previous forfeiture complaint, U.S. authorities alleged Velmur was a conduit set up so that sanctioned North Korean banks could pay a Russian oil company to transport diesel fuel to North Korea. Niharika Mandhana And Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "North Korea Built an Alternative Financial System Using a Shadowy Network of Traders," 28 Dec. 2018 The protests began around November 17, when French drivers sporting yellow vests led a demonstration of 280,000 people across the country to push back against rising taxes on gas and diesel fuel. Alex Ward, Vox, "France’s anti-Macron protests are turning deadlier," 3 Dec. 2018 In addition, the city said ITM had contaminated the site and called in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to inspect drums leaking oil, grease and diesel fuel and ordered ITM to clean it up. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Judge orders train museum out of Noblesville home by July 12," 29 June 2018 One of the Sewerage & Water Board's power turbines will need more repairs in order to run on both natural gas and diesel fuel following testing on Thursday (May 31), according to a news release issued by the utility. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "Sewerage & Water Board Turbine 5 works but can't run on backup fuel," 1 June 2018 The seemingly spontaneous movement—named for the fluorescent yellow vests that motorists are required to have in their cars—began when President Emmanuel Macron hiked the diesel fuel tax. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "In Paris, the Gilets Jaunes Protests Impact Holiday Shopping Season," 17 Dec. 2018 Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a way to make renewable diesel fuel from algae. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Are Working to Turn Algae into Diesel Fuel," 12 Oct. 2018 Ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel to power drilling rigs and vehicles has also been trucked to the fields for about a decade, creating roadway and environmental hazards when trucks overturn. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage startup’s deal with BP sets stage for unusual North Slope plant," 25 June 2018 Plans call for the city's heavy-duty diesel vehicles to switch to renewable diesel fuel. Barbara Henry, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Lifeguards to do their part to help the planet by biking between towers," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of diesel fuel

1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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