Plants & Animals That Made Fossil Fuels?

Answer Fossil fuels are buried hundreds, sometimes thousands of feet underground. They have earned the name fossil fuels based on their formation: from fossilized organic matter, compressed by layers of m... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Plants & Animals That Made Fossil Fuels

Are fossil fuels made of dead plants&animals?

Fossil fuels including petroleum and natural gas were created by the decomposition of plants and animals under pressure as a result of being buried. This process took millions of years. Another fos... Read More »

How are fossil fuels made?

Most energy for modern economies is generated using fossil fuels, such as the oil for automobiles or the coal and natural gas burned in power plants to generate electricity.OriginFossil fuels, like... Read More »

What is made when fossil fuels are burnt?

When fossil fuels are burned, they produce gases that are released into the atmosphere. The three types of gases released from the combustion of fossil fuels are carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and ... Read More »

What is a fossil fuel formed from the remains of marine plants and animals?

The fossil fuel formed from the remains of marine life is oil. As these lifeforms die and sink to the bottom of the ocean, their remains are covered with layers of rock and sand. Heat from the Eart... Read More »