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PETROLEUM Definition & Legal Meaning

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A term used commonly for natural gas and crude oil. It is used primarily as fuel for automobiles, jets and a variety of other types of engines. Usually derived from oil fields. The crude oil can be processed in to a variety of different kinds of substances.


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