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 ...
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 ...
What is a fossil fuel? Well, it may sound a bit like a dinosaur, and that's not
actually that far from the truth!
That lump of coal you get in your stocking for Christmas could be used to heat
your house or cook dinner. Like oil, petroleum and natrual gas, coal is a fossil
Searching for the facts about fossil fuels and how they're used in the United
States? The National Academies, advisers to the nation on science, engineering,
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 ...
Fossil fuels are sources of energy that have developed within the earth over
millions of years. Because fossil fuels - oil, natural gas, and coal -...
Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, natural gas, oil shales, bitumens, tar sands,
and heavy oils. All contain carbon and were formed as a result of geologic ...
Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—are America's primary source of energy,
accounting for 85 percent of current US fuel use. Some of the costs of using ...