Example sentences for: petroleum

How can you use “petroleum” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If the seepage consists of other hydrocarbons such as petroleum, their degradation with sulfate supports an even higher production of sulfide [14].

  • Ethanol is a ludicrous fuel made out of corn, at a cost far higher than the petroleum it replaces, produced with a huge government tax subsidy, which started during the energy crisis a quarter-century ago and has long since become a classic case study of stupid policy entrenched by special interests (in this case farmers and Archer Daniels Midland, the company responsible for the fabulous discovery that if you tell the government what to do in commercials on every Sunday talk show, the government apparently is powerless to resist).

  • Instead, Slifka is a Bostonian who owns Global Petroleum Corp., New England's largest distributor of gasoline.

  • Neither the WP nor the NYT mentions as a possible Khatemi motivation the desire for eliminating obstacles to Caspian-Sea-based oil deals involving U.S. petroleum companies, now hamstrung by anti-Iranian sanctions.

  • This has been supplemented by the spread of lucrative palm oil plantations, the discovery of rich new reserves of petroleum and natural gas off the north coast of Borneo and the east coast of the peninsula, and development of manufacturing and tourism industries.

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