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Fossil Fuels
Updated: 9/16/2020
Fossil Fuels
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  • What kind of rock is this?
  • Contains the energy stored by plants that lived hundreds of millions of years ago in swampy forests
  • Coal
  • Edwin Drake drilled the first successful well through rock and produced crude oil.
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • French explorers discovered natives igniting gases that were seeping into and around Lake Erie
  • Coal
  • Thousands of years ago in Northern China, a man came across from an odd black rock and discovered that it could burn.
  • Humans were excited and archeologists think this was the first time a human used a fossil fuel. People could go to the beach and pick up lumps of coal...They called it the “sea coal.”
  • Carl Christian A. Manipol 11 STEM - Aquainas
  • After many years, there were many discoveries about the use of coal until oil and natural gas was discovered.
  • The use of coal developed from thousands of years ago to 21st Century. From being just a heating source, many uses of coal was discovered, like electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and liquid fuel.
  • Oil was widely used from the century up until now, in the past, oil were used for waterproofing boats, mortar in building construction and to preserve mummies. In today's lives we use oil for transportation fuels, asphalt, road oil, and feedstocks for making the chemicals, plastics, and synthetic materials that are in nearly everything we use.
  • In the uses of natural gas, during most of the 19th century, natural gas was used almost exclusively as a source of light. Bunsen burner opened vast new opportunities to use natural gas. In today's lives, Natural gas is a non-renewable hydrocarbon used as a source of energy for heating, cooking, and electricity generation.
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