Oil (band)

Oil is a Christian thrash metal band from Long Beach, California, USA. The band was formed in 1997 by Ron Rinehart, the former vocalist with Dark Angel, who converted to Christianity at a Harvest Crusade after Dark Angel's dissolution in 1992. Other members include lead guitarist Blake Nelson (formerly with Deceiver, Desire and Captain Black) and drummer Jason Vander Pal. Oil has released two studio albums and one live album.

In 2004, Rinehart left the band to pursue other non-musical interests. The rest of the group is looking for a new vocalist.


Oil's first release was a self-financed EP in 1999.

The Refine album was well-reviewed for its honest, no frills metal approach. The band performed live gigs, including a show at the Stryper Expo, but Rinehart received an injury soon after the album release which meant Oil did not perform for nearly a year. Once recovered, Rinehart and Oil returned to performing, being announced as special guests to Disciple in April.

The band recorded a live album Choice Cuts Off the Chopping Block at the First Baptist Church in Downey, California, in November 2002. The record included two new acoustic songs, "This Is My Prayer" and "Medicine Man". When bass guitarist Matthew Joy opted out in May 2003, Oil recruited Jonathan Thiemens of Blind Sacrificies as a temporary replacement. This became permanent in July.

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The News International 01 Dec 2020
ISLAMABAD ...That’s why OGRA [Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority] cannot include it in the gas pricing and the government cannot provide cross-subsidy mechanism to meet all the demand of gas.” ... The prime minister aide defended increase in margin of oil marketing companies, which he said are in line with the law ... ....

Noida: In 3 years, solvers’ gang got 100 government and police jobs

The Times of India 01 Dec 2020
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Asiatimes 30 Nov 2020
Many people are wondering whether they can carry their e-cigarettes and vape oils on the plane ... This rule also covers e-liquids, so if you want to bring more vape oils than that you’ll need to store the rest in your checked luggage ... Also, depending on your destination, you should look into local laws and regulations to avoid any inconvenience....

Sindh to develop 200 small islands off Thatta coast into tourist attractions

Gulf News 30 Nov 2020
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The Worldwide Drilling Fluids Industry is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 6.47% Between 2019 and 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 30 Nov 2020
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Resilience 30 Nov 2020
Both oil companies and banks have decided they can no longer tolerate the risk of drilling in one of the fastest-warming places on the globe.”-Jennifer Dhouly, Bloomberg News ... Oil ... US crude oil inventories edged lower in the week ended Nov ... Banks can hardly refuse to fund any oil and gas projects without violating laws ... Exxon’s view on oil prices....

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The Hill 30 Nov 2020
Under the proposed change, the government would no longer penalize companies for incidents in which birds may be killed such as electrocution on power lines, wind turbines that knock them from the air and oil field waste pits where landing birds can die in toxic water ... Then oil prices tanked....

Canadian indigenous deal with KXL oil pipeline took years, aims to unlock long-term wealth

Metro USA 30 Nov 2020
Natural Law Energy’s (NLE) planned investment was billed by TC as the biggest-ever indigenous investment in an oil project, highlighting how some communities are seeking to share in the industry’s profits while others oppose it ... A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp’s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne....

As Mexico’s fortunes turn south, squeeze felt to north

LMT Online 30 Nov 2020
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KBR Works with US Science Center on Next Gen Land Data Products via $300M Contract

Tyler Morning Telegraph 30 Nov 2020
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Albuquerque Journal 29 Nov 2020
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Alfred Edwin Wright

Tyler Morning Telegraph 29 Nov 2020
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Trump banking proposal on fossil fuels sparks backlash from libertarians

The Hill 29 Nov 2020
The proposed rule, which would put limitations on banks that try to exclude entire industries like oil and gas from financing, has garnered support from a number of Republican lawmakers who back fossil fuels while sparking criticism from libertarian-oriented organizations....