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noun as in black gold

noun as in crude oil

noun as in gasoline

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noun as in petroleum

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If the government is trying to stimulate the hospitality industry in a certain area, for example, it can program money to be used for meals and drinks but not for, say, petrol or power tools.

From Time

Yes, the fact many governments around the world are setting targets to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles gives impetus to the process.

Fed up with rising petrol prices, a Mumbaikar goes to a petrol pump to buy “two to four rupees” of petrol in order to “spray on his car” in order to “burn it.”

From Quartz

Sylvain Filippi, managing director, Envision Virgin Racing Formula E TeamIn some ways, electric motorsports are building on a legacy created by their petrol counterparts.

From Ozy

As we follow Samson to a petrol station, another story emerges.

From Ozy

His wife works for Suncor, a Canadian Petrol company that was among the first to operate in the tar sands.

The pro-Russian activists rushed inside for shelter, and soon both sides were hurling petrol bombs at each other.

“Petrol will disappear but the national park will last forever,” he said.

It crowd-sources petrol prices and was widely used during a recent petrol shortage in Kampala.

Gray smoke from its engine mingled with petrol fumes and a metallic smell of burning.

Only the petrol tins they took for water right and left of their pathway up the cliff; huge diamonds in the evening sun.

Evidently the petrol had burnt out; but not so the fire, alas!

"Plenty of petrol—enough for all night, I should say," he reported.

Would you mind telling me how you are equipped with oil and petrol?

Hannam, assisted by Bickerton, Madigan and others, had laid heavy and firm foundations for the petrol-motor and generator.


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