The word oil is a noun. Oil means (1) oil paint used by an artist, (2) any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants, (3) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.
Oil is also a verb that means (1) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing, (2) cover with oil, as if by rubbing.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word oil.
- Oil and Gas Directory
Browse this oil
and gas supplier directory for information about oil and gas solution providers in the United States. The photo on this page shows an oil well and two oil workers silhouetted at dusk.
- Fuel Oil Directory
Visit this fuel oils directory for information about fuel oil
suppliers throughout the United States of America. The photograph on this page depicts fuel oil tanks in a tank farm.
- Lubricating Oils
Browse this lubricating oils retailer directory to locate lubricating oil
retailers in the USA. The photograph on this web page depicts lubricating oil in machinery.
- Motor Oils and Greases
This motor oil and grease products directory lists suppliers of motor oils and greases that are located in the United States. The photo on this page depicts someone pouring motor oil from an oil can.
- Petroleum Oils
Browse this petroleum oils retailer directory to locate petroleum oil
retailers in the USA. The photograph on this page depicts motor oil being poured from a container.
- Shell Group
This is the website for Shell, a global group of oil
and petrochemical companies in 130 countries. The company was started in 1833 by a London merchant who began to market oriental shells. His descendants moved into the oil importing business in the 1880s. The website provides a history of the company, description of its products, locations, mission, environmental philosophy, and more.
- Woven Gift Basket
A beautiful bow adorns this woven-wood gift basket. A jar of olives, some sausage, cheese and crackers peek up from the shredded stuffing. There is also a bottle of olive oil
to drizzle across the goodies.
- BP (British Petroleum)
This is the website for the British Petroleum company, one of the largest energy companies in the world with roots in the early twentieth century. BP has a number of gasoline products, owns gas stations, and produces a number of other automotive products. The website provides a history of the company and description of all its products and services.
- Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy is a website developed by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. On this site users can find information about efforts to improve automobile efficiency, gasoline prices, gas mileage tips, hybrid vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, and can find and compare new and used automobiles.
Browse this paint manufacturer directory for information about paint manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The photo on this page depicts colorful oil
paints and a paintbrush.
- Introduction to Sailboats
There are many reasons why people choose sailboats over motorboats. Some like the idea of a boat that runs on wind and not gas and oil, while others like the technical aspect of sailing.
- Fixing a Dirt Bike
Regularly maintaining your dirt bike is important to keep it running smoothly. Learn about maintaining your dirt bike's oil, air filter, tires, wheels, brakes, carburetor, and more.
- Artist Careers
Artists use various mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink, computers, and sculpting materials to create a broad spectrum of art.
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
The PNNL is part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy that is operated by Batelle. The Laboratory conducts research to help reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, preserve the environment and protect the nation from terrorist attacks. PNNL also publishes journals and books, descriptions of which can be seen on the website. Full information about their research and news also on the website.
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