oil patch

noun

Definition of oil patch

2 : the petroleum industry

Examples of oil patch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steelworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, have lost jobs providing pipe to the oil patch. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "There’s No Oil in Wisconsin. The Fracking Bust Hit It Anyway.," 8 Oct. 2020 Steelworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, have lost jobs providing pipe to the oil patch. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Yield Curve, Corporations & Climate," 8 Oct. 2020 The Permian Basin is a storied oil patch that sprawls across the expansive desert of West Texas and into southeastern New Mexico. Popular Science, "The pandemic could end Texas’s oil boom—and start something better," 5 Oct. 2020 Trudeau opted to headquarter the bank in Canada’s financial capital of Toronto, despite a push at the time by civic leaders in Calgary -- the heart of the nation’s oil patch -- and elsewhere. Kait Bolongaro, Bloomberg.com, "Trudeau Retools Canada Infrastructure Bank for Covid Recovery," 1 Oct. 2020 The shale wells will return someday, when another boom roars through the oil patch. Richard Mason, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | RICHARD MASON: Oil isn’t over with — yet," 20 Sep. 2020 Still, there continued to be misery in the oil patch – and the hotel sector, judging from Hegar’s numbers. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Texas’ sales tax haul slumps again, raising questions about how state economy is faring amid pandemic," 1 Sep. 2020 The oil discovery, on the western edge of Alaska’s North Slope oil fields, has helped revive interest in the state’s oil patch, alongside the major Pikka prospect pursued by Oil Search. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration paves way for large drilling project in Alaska Arctic petroleum reserve," 13 Aug. 2020 Haynes and Boone, a law firm that tracks oil patch bankruptcies, counted 18 exploration and production company bankruptcies nationwide in the second quarter of 2020, the most since the second quarter of 2016. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana's oil industry hoping for federal help until global fuel demand rebounds," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oil patch

circa 1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oil patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20patch. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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