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Oil

Oil is a fossil fuel and liquid hydrocarbon used mainly for the production of transportation fuels and petroleum-based products.

Fuel Oil

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Fuel Oil

Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking, fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the…

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The Climate Crisis

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The Climate Crisis

Photo: Erik McGregor / Sipa / Alamy 5/26/21
In what may be the most cataclysmic day so far for the traditional fossil-fuel industry, a remarkable set of shareholder votes and court rulings have scrambled the future of three of the world’s largest oil…

Big Oil Is Trying to Make Climate Change Your Problem to Solve. Don’t Let Them

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Big Oil Is Trying to Make Climate Change Your Problem to Solve. Don’t Let Them

By Amy Westervelt Photo: Eric Gay/AP Images 5/14/21
For decades, various industries have weaponized American individualism, laying the blame for systemic issues at the feet of individual citizens. Tobacco companies wouldn’t exist without smokers, the story goes. Litter wouldn’t exist without us litterbugs.…