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see-through building

see-through building  n.— «In Houston, where the oil bust of the mid-1980s led to see-through buildings devoid of tenants, brokers are wary of space proliferating in the “energy corridor,” running along Interstate 10 from...

jobber

jobber  n.—Gloss: A wholesaler. «Within the next few years, the trio hopes to sign up 90 oil distributors (also known as jobbers) to form a group of as many as 2,000 C-stores east of the Mississippi selling private-branded Liberty gasoline...

Santa Claus rally

Santa Claus rally  n.— «Stocks have lost ground since the Dow rose 19.6 percent from late November to the first part of 2009—a year-end advance often referred to as a Santa Claus rally.» —“Stocks tumble as oil falls on economic...

petrodictator

petrodictator  n.— «If oil were $50 a barrel, the $50 tax needed to achieve the price floor would go to America’s government for fuel energy programs, not to foreign “petrodictators,” as he calls them.» —“Say you want a...

oil pulling

oil pulling  n.— «The procedure called “oil pulling” may help for edema. It consists of rinsing the mouth with one tablespoon of natural oil for 15-20 minutes and then spitting the oil out. It is done in the morning before...

tight gas

tight gas  n.— «Shell has agreed to pay almost C$6bn ( £3bn) for a small Canadian gas company heavily involved in the production of difficult-to- exploit gas reserves. The price for Calgary-based Duvernay Oil, founded just seven years ago...