What are fossil fuels?

What are fossil fuels?

by Tega Jessa on September 15, 2010

We often hear about fossil fuels in the news and in the speech of scientists and politicians. However, do we really know what are fossil fuels? The obvious one that comes to mind is gasoline. However the term covers a wide variety of fuels that are now used. Fossil fuels are basically any carbon based substance that is used by mankind as a source of energy. They are called fossil fuels because they usually are formed from the remains of dead animals and other organisms.

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