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Which natural resource is used for fuel?

Over millions of years of intense heat and pressure, these organic remains (fossils) transformed into carbon-rich substances we rely on as raw materials for fuel and a wide variety of products. One of Earth’s most in-demand resources is petroleum, also known as oil.

What are the main sources of fuel?

Chemical

Primary (natural) Secondary (artificial)
Solid fuels wood, coal, peat, dung, etc. coke, charcoal
Liquid fuels petroleum diesel, gasoline, kerosene, LPG, coal tar, naphtha, ethanol
Gaseous fuels natural gas hydrogen, propane, methane, coal gas, water gas, blast furnace gas, coke oven gas, CNG

Which energy resources depend on fuel?

The United States gets 81% of its total energy from oil, coal, and natural gas, all of which are fossil fuels. We depend on those fuels to heat our homes, run our vehicles, power industry and manufacturing, and provide us with electricity.

Which is not a drawback of using fossil fuels?

Explanation: Fossil fuels are non renewable resources do not release radioactive wastes / materials, but they do release greenhouse gases, causing air pollution.

Who has the most coal in the world?

The top five countries with the largest proven coal reserves

  1. United States – 249 billion tonnes.
  2. Russia – 162 billion tonnes.
  3. Australia – 149 billion tonnes.
  4. China – 142 billion tonnes.
  5. India – 106 billion tonnes.

How many countries use coal?

80 countries

Which country is the largest producer of coal?

China

Which country has the best coal?

United States

When did humans first burn coal?

People began using coal in the 1800s to heat their homes. Trains and ships used coal for fuel. Factories used coal to make iron and steel. Today, we burn coal mainly to make electricity.

How old is the coal industry?

Major coal eras Coal deposits are known to have formed more than 400 million years ago. Most anthracite and bituminous coals occur within the 299- to 359.2-million-year-old strata of the Carboniferous Period, the so-called first coal age.

Why is coal bad for you?

Along with adding to greenhouse gas pollution, burning coal emits toxic and carcinogenic substances into our air, water and land, severely affecting the health of miners, workers and surrounding communities. In India, coal kills about 169,000 people annually.

What is the main use for coal today?

electricity