Fossil fuels include oil, natural gas and coal. Coal is commonly extracted through deep mining, but surface mining is a less expensive alternative. Oil is reached through the drilling of nonporous rock barriers that trap... More »

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Fossils are the remains of plant or animal life that were buried for millions of years until they finally turned to stone. Most fossils found today are from creatures that lived in the sea, as these had a much better cha... More »

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Fossil fuels are utilized because they are abundant and easy to use. They make modern living and the development and technology possible. Fossil fuel by-products are used to produce electricity and manufacture medicines,... More »

Estimates of the amount of time that fossil fuels, oil, coal and gas, may last differs based upon estimates of remaining reserves and the predicted rate of usage. The estimates change over time as new reserves are discov... More »

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is produced from the incomplete burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, wood, charcoal, kerosene, propane and natural gas. It is also produced by products that use internal com... More »

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Four types of fossil fuels include the traditional fossil fuels of oil, coal and natural gas, and a third propriety fuel developed by British Petroleum known as Orimulsion. Fossil fuels are found within the Earth and are... More »

Common examples of fossil fuels include natural gas, oil, peat and coal. These fuels are organic biomass extracted from the remains of primitive organisms that roamed the planet millions of years ago. More »