Fossil fuel

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Fossil fuels, e.g. coal, oil, and natural gas, are sources of energy that are generally believed to have been formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived long ago[1] and are thus essentially non-renewable.

There are, however, some scientists who claim that these fuels are found in deposits beneath the earth created through ongoing abiotic processes.[2]

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Fuel Types

Fossil Fuels

  • Butane - a flammable gas that is primarily used as a lighter fuel, but has many other purposes.
  • Coal - the world's largest source of electrical energy production. It can also be used for cooking or to produce heat. Coal is an extremely abundant resource, but it requires large scale efforts to mine.
  • Diesel - a petroleum derivative used primarily for operating vehicle engines and generators, but it is also used to generate heat or cook with. Diesel has 109% the fuel density of Gasoline by volume, but diesel engines will often be 20-40% more efficient than gasoline models due to higher compression ratios. Diesel fuel is not subject to any significant stability problems.
  • Gasoline - is a petroleum derivative that is used in most cars and trucks, but is also used to operate generators and produce heat or run a stove. Gasoline has 92% the energy density of diesel by volume, and gasoline engines are less efficient due to reduced compression ratios.
  • Kerosene - a coal or petroleum derivative, is one of the older fuels. Today it is used primarily for running portable stoves and heaters, but it can be used to run some engines.
  • Propane - is a flammable gas used for many different purposes. It is typically used to run various appliances such as grills, ovens, and others. Propane can also be used to run generators or other engines.
  • Waste oil - dirty lubricating oil that is drained from the crankcases of engines, can be burned for cooking or to produce heat.


The Great Global Warming Swindle

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See Also

References

  1. Up to 300 million years ago according to secular geology, or during the Great Flood according to Flood Geology
  2. J. R. Nyquist, Debunking Peak Oil, May 8, 2006 Geopolitical.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtevF4B4RtQ The Great Global Warming Swindle - Full version Accessed April 9, 2014
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