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Where does Natural Gas Come From?

26th July 2007
Natural gas is a resource on which much of the world relies as an energy source. Though pure natural gas is odorless and colorless, it is highly combustible and burns cleaner than other fossil fuels. Natural gas is usually obtained from reservoirs deep wi... Read >

Stages of Coal Formation

25th July 2007
Understanding the different types of coal involves first developing a basic understanding of how coal forms within the earth. The types of coal are differentiated by specific properties which result from having undergone varying degrees of heat and pressu... Read >

An Introduction to Coal Mining

25th July 2007
Coal is a resource produced deep within the earth over millions of years, and mined for the energy stored within it. Coal is a fossil fuel, meaning it formed from the remains of organic matter which was subjected to intense heat and pressure from mounting... Read >

Why do we Need Petroleum

01st July 2007
While most people are aware that we use petroleum derived gasoline to fuel our vehicles, many do not understand the far reaching impact that petroleum has on our everyday lives. Petroleum is in fact an important facilitator of production and often a compo... Read >

Factors Affecting Gasoline Prices

01st July 2007
In the United States, we consume millions of barrels of oil daily in the form of the gasoline that powers our vehicles, jet fuel for air travel and a multitude of other oil reliant products. When we think about oil prices, we typically get no further than... Read >

Three Types of Fossil Fuels

29th June 2007
Fossil fuels are responsible for providing the energy needed worldwide for many household and industrial purposes today. Deposits of fossil fuels are found throughout the world deep inside the earth. Fossil fuels are the carbon rich remains of ancient veg... Read >