What is oil?

  • (noun): Oil paint used by an artist.
    Synonyms: oil color
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on oil:

Nuiqsut, Alaska - Natural Resources
... Nuiqsut is located in the midst of a vast quantity of oil ... Many major oil companies have oil facilities in the region (ConocoPhillips, BP, etc.) ... community of Nuiqsut is such that the oil company using the land, considered to be the property of the native Nuiqsut residents (Inupiat Eskimos), pay dividends to ...
Economy Of Barbados - Secondary Industries - Manufacturing
... industrial employer is the petroleum sector, where oil deposits are located in the southern parishes but oil has not been produced in commercial quantities although the island's small oil refinery was ...
Standard Oil
... Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company ... Established in 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world and operated as a major company trust and was one of the world's first ... Standard Oil had significant success, and out competed many of its rivals with lower costs and efficient production and logistics ...
John Singer Sargent - Important Works
... National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The Sulphur Match, oil on canvas, 1882 Madame × (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1884, oil on canvas, 234.95 × 109.86 cm ... Metropolitan Museum of Art The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, oil on canvas, 1896 ... Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897–1988), and Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969) William Merritt Chase, oil on canvas, 1902 ...
OPEC
... Exporting Countries (OPEC /ˈoʊpɛk/ OH-pek) is an intergovernmental organization of twelve oil-producing countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the ... in Vienna since 1965, and hosts regular meetings among the oil ministers of its Member Countries ... Indonesia withdrew in 2008 after it became a net importer of oil, but stated it would likely return if it became a net exporter again ...

More definitions of "oil":

  • (noun): Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants.
    Synonyms: vegetable oil
  • (noun): A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.
  • (verb): Cover with oil, as if by rubbing.
    Example: "Oil the wooden surface"

Famous quotes containing the word oil:

    Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    I bade, because the wick and oil are spent
    And frozen are the channels of the blood....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Is a park any better than a coal mine? What’s a mountain got that a slag pile hasn’t? What would you rather have in your garden—an almond tree or an oil well?
    Jean Giraudoux (1882–1944)