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petroleum British & World English

A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons which is present in suitable rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including petrol, paraffin, and diesel oil; oil

petroleum New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

liquid mixture of hydrocarbons

petroleum coke British & World English

The solid non-volatile carbon residue left after the distillation and cracking of petroleum

petroleum ether British & World English

A volatile liquid distilled from petroleum, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons

petroleum jelly British & World English

A translucent jelly consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, used as a lubricant or ointment

liquefied petroleum gas British & World English

A mixture of light gaseous hydrocarbons (ethane, propane, butane, etc.) made liquid by pressure and used as fuel

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries British & World English

An association of Arab countries, founded in 1968 to promote economic cooperation and safeguard its members' interests and to ensure the supply of oil to consumer markets. Its headquarters are in Safat, Kuwait

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries British & World English

An association of the thirteen major oil-producing countries, founded in 1960 to coordinate policies. Its headquarters are in Vienna


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