Fuel oil

Fuel oil, Petroleum product burned to generate power.

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Fuel oil (also known as heavy oil, marine fuel, bunker, furnace oil, or gasoil) is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation. It includes distillates - the lighter fractions, and residues - the heavier fractions. The term fuel oil generally includes any liquid fuel that is burned in a furnace or boiler to generate heat, or used in an engine to generate power. However, it doesn't usually include other liquid oils, such as those with a flash point of approximately 42 °C (108 °F), or oils burned in cotton- or wool-wick burners. In a stricter sense, the term fuel oil refers only to the heaviest commercial fuels that crude oil can yield, that is, those fuels heavier than gasoline (petrol) and naphtha.

Petroleum
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Heavy fuel oil
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Diesel fuel
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Fossil fuel
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Vegetable oil fuel
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Oil refinery
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Fossil fuel power station
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Kerosene
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Fuel
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Fossil fuels lobby
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Peak oil
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Internal combustion engine
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Heating oil
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Fuel tax
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