heavy crude oil

Definition

A type of petroleum classification given to oil that is difficult to transport due to its high viscosity and specific gravity. It is much more prevalent than light crude oil.

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They needed some heavy crude oil, but there was not much left and that made them look other places for it.

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To fully maximize the profit potential of heavy crude oil requires a heavy investment in its refining and stabilizing, as well as transporting it.

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heavy crude oil costs more to transport due to its high viscosity and specific gravity with increases in transportation costs within the last six months the price of heavy crude oil has sky rocketed.

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