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How Fossil Fuels are Made
Updated: 4/23/2020
How Fossil Fuels are Made
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  • stone and rocks
  • Fossil Fuel
  • Around 360 million years ago, before dinosaurs existed and the earth was covered in swamps ...
  • Coal
  • As they died organisms and tress fell to the bottom of these swamps and oceans where they decomposed. Over millions of years they were buried under layers upon layers of mud
  • Oil
  • Heat and pressure turned the dead plants and animals into fossil fuel. The type of fossil fuel produced depends upon, organic matter, time, temperature and pressure.
  • Natural Gas
  • Coal is formed from ferns trees and plants and heat and pressure
  • Rocks and dirt
  • Oil is formed from small organisms like zooplankton and algae and heat and pressure.
  • Sand and silt
  • oil deposits
  • Natural gas is also formed from these more complex matter but has more heat and pressure so decomposes more.
  • Sand and silt
  • Natural gas deposits
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