distillate fuel oil


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distillate fuel oil

[′dis·tə‚lāt ′fyül ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A classification for one of the overhead fractions produced from crude oil in conventional distillation operations.
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The reported gas service interruptions for customers in the Northeast with distillate fuel oil as their backup were the equivalent of between approximately 78 and 84 thousand barrels of distillate per day during the peak week.
The estimated range of 78 to 84 thousand barrels per day of potential incremental distillate consumption is consistent with previously published estimates, [2] which ranged up to 100 thousand barrels per day for distillate fuel oil for both interruptions and economic switching combined.
Actual purchases of distillate fuel oil resulting from the interruptions, however, likely were less than the calculated equivalent volumes, because some customers drew down inventories slightly while others simply reduced operations or temporarily shut down.