Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic
decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in
There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. All three
were formed many hundreds of millions of years ago before the time of the ...
Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from
the remains of dead plants and animals. In common dialogue, the term fossil fuel
Over millions of years, different types of fossil fuels formed -- depending on what
combination of organic matter was present, how long it was buried and what ...
Fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, are currently the world's primary
energy source. Formed from organic material over the course of millions of years
Fossil fuel definition, any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas
, derived from the remains of former life. See more.
Contrary to what many people believe, fossil fuels are not the remains of dead
dinosaurs. In fact, most of the fossil fuels we find today were formed millions of ...
Fossil Fuel Facts. Coal. Coal is an abundant fossil resource that consists mostly
of carbon. Energy content (Btu/pound) ranges from 5,000 to 15,000 depending ...
What is a fossil fuel? Well, it may sound a bit like a dinosaur, and that's not
actually that far from the truth!
Characteristics, origin, applications and effects of fossil fuels.