Bunker C fuel oil

  A very heavy substance, left over after other fuels have been distilled from crude oil. Also called NO. 6 FUEL, it is used in power plants, ships and large heating installations. California's Bunker C fuel oil has high sulfur content, which causes air quality concerns when burned as fuel.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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