oil patch


Definition of oil patch

1 : oil field
2 : the petroleum industry

Examples of oil patch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There also aren’t enough qualified workers to fill all the job openings in the oil patch, and wages have risen sharply, according to oil-field service executives surveyed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 But the most common approach is to offer incentives, such as Pioneer Natural Resources offering $1,000 to those hesitating to get vaccines in the oil patch. Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 Wall Street’s fresh embrace of the oil patch came when successful Covid-19 vaccine trials last November spurred a rebound in energy prices. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 15 July 2021 Times change and the Australian oil patch is moving back into expansion mode, aided by healthy balance sheets and an oil price above $70/bbl. Tim Treadgold, Forbes, 21 June 2021 CKJ Transport now has 350 rigs serving the oil patch and delivering stone, sand, gravel and other building materials around the state. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 20 May 2021 An oil patch in Newport Beach may soon become a public park with ocean views. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021 The swift rebound in the oil patch is yet more evidence of the world economy recovering from the health crisis. Matt Egan, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021 During his tenure in the oil patch, Smith worked as a truck driver’s assistant, or swamper, for a rig-moving company. Sarah Smarsh, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of oil patch

circa 1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Oct 2021

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“Oil patch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20patch. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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