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An example use of oil in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… and it's coral coal oil and gas okay now …”
Oil is a liquid that is made up of hydrocarbons.
the word oil occurs in english on average 102.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.