gas oil


: a hydrocarbon oil used as a fuel oil
especially : a petroleum distillate intermediate in boiling range and viscosity between kerosene and lubricating oil

Examples of gas oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shipping and trade records show 198,000 barrels of Russian vacuum gas oil arrived in Dortyol in July, having changed owners several times along the way. Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Since February, all the vacuum gas oil that has gone to Dortyol, or at least 1.7 million barrels, has come from Russia, according to shipping data. Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 The product that ignited includes cracked heavy gas oil, cracked light gas oil and gasoline, Shell Deer Park said. CBS News, 6 May 2023 The Monjasa Reformer is used in West Africa as part of Monjasa’s global marine fuels operations and was carrying marine gas oil, very low sulphur fuel oil and high sulphur fuel oil products on board, the shipper said. Jan M. Olsen, ajc, 31 Mar. 2023 A decade ago, the cruise line ditched heavy fuel oil in favor of cleaner-burning marine gas oil. Christopher Elliott, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2022 Bulgaria would get a transition period until June or December 2024 and Croatia could get an exemption for imports of vacuum gas oil. Ewa Krukowska,, 30 May 2022 Refiners on the Gulf Coast in particular may find one hurdle to maxing out rates is finding a replacement for Russia’s vacuum gas oil, a key feedstock for their gasoline-making fluid catalytic crackers. Barbara J Powell,, 30 Mar. 2022 If a ban were imposed, refiners will struggle to find alternative supplies of vacuum gas oil and fuel oil, which U.S. refiners process into gasoline. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gas oil was in 1901

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“Gas oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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