gas oil


Definition of 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 The company investigated the incident and found that too much gas oil was added during the start-up of the unit, which helps produce gasoline. Conrad Swanson, The Denver Post, "Suncor says oil refinery needs additional checks before restarting unit that spewed ash," 27 Dec. 2019 Powered by a combination of batteries and marine gas oil, the Roald Amundsen sailed from Tromso to Hamburg in July, producing 20% fewer emissions than other ships of the same size, according to Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten's CEO. Natalie Croker, CNN, "Shipping is one of the dirtiest industries. Now it's trying to clean up its act," 3 Oct. 2019 Texas International Terminals will operate a crude distillation unit in Galveston that will be supplied with bunker fuel and marine gas oil from affiliate GCC Bunkers. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston company enters race to supply IMO 2020 fuels," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of gas oil

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Gas oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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