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Do "Fossil Fuels" actually come from Fossils?

Do "Fossil Fuels" actually come from Fossils?

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CrusaderFrank

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Do "Fossil Fuels" actually come from Fossils?

Hint: The answer is No
 

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Look at how much coal, oil, and NG we have taken out of the ground since the 1800s. And we keep finding more. Of course, it isn't from fossils of dinosaurs or plant material.

Sinclair still uses a dinosaur in their logo.

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Do "Fossil Fuels" actually come from Fossils?

Hint: The answer is No


Fossil fuel Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
Fossil fuel definition, any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. See more.
 

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Fossil fuel Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
Fossil fuel definition, any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. See more.
Except that "fossil fuels" aren't organic.
 

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Petroleum is the original renewable energy source....
If oil is a renewable resource as you say, link us to an article where an empty oil well suddenly replenished itself. I’ll wait.
 
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Then why are there hydrocarbons on Titan, Corky?


Fossil fuels (plural noun)
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years.


Oct 14, 2021 · Fossil fuel definition is - a fuel (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) formed in the earth from plant or animal remains. How to use fossil fuel in a sentence.


A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years.

Fossil Fuels | National Geographic Society
May 31, 2019 · Fossil fuels are made from decomposing plants and animals. These fuels are found in the Earth’s crust and contain carbon and hydrogen, which can be burned for energy. Coal , oil , and natural gas are examples of fossil fuels.

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Fossil fuel Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
fossil fuel. A hydrocarbon fuel, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from the accumulated remains of ancient plants and animals and used as fuel. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels are considered to be one of the principal causes of global warming. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011.

Fossil fuels Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
All of these fuels were formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. notes for fossil fuels All fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide when burned.

Fossil | Department of Energy
Fossil energy sources, including oil , coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died and were gradually buried by layers of rock. Over millions of years, different types of fossil fuels formed -- depending on what combination of organic matter was present, how long it was buried and what temperature and pressure conditions existed as time passed.
 

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If petroleum is a renewable resource as you say, link us to an article where an empty oil well suddenly replenished itself. I’ll wait.

Renewable isn't what happened when an old well is again productive. It just means crude has begun to SEEP into or towards the old bore hole. It happens.
 

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Fossil fuels (plural noun)
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years.


Oct 14, 2021 · Fossil fuel definition is - a fuel (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) formed in the earth from plant or animal remains. How to use fossil fuel in a sentence.


A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing organic molecules originating in ancient photosynthesis that release energy in combustion. Such organisms and their resulting fossil fuels typically have an age of millions of years, and sometimes more than 650 million years.

Fossil Fuels | National Geographic Society
May 31, 2019 · Fossil fuels are made from decomposing plants and animals. These fuels are found in the Earth’s crust and contain carbon and hydrogen, which can be burned for energy. Coal , oil , and natural gas are examples of fossil fuels.

Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins
Fossil fuel Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
fossil fuel. A hydrocarbon fuel, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from the accumulated remains of ancient plants and animals and used as fuel. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels are considered to be one of the principal causes of global warming. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011.

Fossil fuels Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
All of these fuels were formed from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. notes for fossil fuels All fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide when burned.

Fossil | Department of Energy
Fossil energy sources, including oil , coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died and were gradually buried by layers of rock. Over millions of years, different types of fossil fuels formed -- depending on what combination of organic matter was present, how long it was buried and what temperature and pressure conditions existed as time passed.
Don't give a flying fuck what your dictionaries say, fool.

Now, tell us why it is that there are liquid hydrocarbons (y'know, "fossil fuels") on Saturn's satellite, Titan?
 

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Thank you for the link. The article makes clear that oil is not a renewable resource and is formed by the decay of plants and animals. The gist of the article was a theory that the earth had a pool of gas its core that will stave off the end of oil. The 1995 story also made clear that the oil well was not spontaneous renewal bit by seepage for another source, therefore, not a renewable resource.
 

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Thank you for the link. The article makes clear that oil is not a renewable resource and is formed by the decay of plants and animals. The gist of the article was a theory that the earth had a pool of gas its core that will stave off the end of oil. The 1995 story also made clear that the oil well was not spontaneous renewal bit by seepage for another source, therefore, not a renewable resource.
Yes. A source that is nearly inexhaustible by humans, on human time scales.
 

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Then why are there hydrocarbons on Titan, Corky?

Actually, unlike here where buried plant and animal matter was broken down over millions of years, on Titan, the methane in the atmosphere is broken down by unshielded UV light which eventually forms methyl radicals which then eventually form ethane, then after that, ethyl radicals are formed eventually creating the heavier hydrocarbons.

Titan is a chemical factory powered by the Sun naturally rich in basic organic compounds which formed life here, but in the deep freeze of Titan, just forms goo and sludge on the surface. But people are making the mistake of thinking that hydrocarbons COME from life when in fact they are a precursor of it!
 

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Don't give a flying fuck what your dictionaries say, fool.

Now, tell us why it is that there are liquid hydrocarbons (y'know, "fossil fuels") on Saturn's satellite, Titan?

Of course you don't care what the dictionary or science books or encyclopedia say.. That's why you're a Trumpie.

I don't know anything about the oil business on Saturn.
 

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