What fossil fuel consists mostly of methane?

Answer Natural gas is primarily made of methane. Up to 90 percent of natural gas is methane, with other gases including ethane, propane and butane. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, formed primarily from plan... Read More »

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Which fossil fuel is made mostly of methane?

Natural gas consists of approximately 70 to 90 percent methane. Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed from vegetation and bio-matter that is compressed beneath the Earth's surface. Other flammable co... Read More »

Is methane a fossil fuel?

Technically, methane is not a fossil fuel. It has been observed in conditions where life (as we know it), does not occur--on Saturn's moon Titan, for example. These observations show that life isn'... Read More »

Can methane gas be used as a source of fuel for automobiles?

Various auto manufacturers currently produce vehicles capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) also known as “methane.” Many vehicles can also be retrofitted with CNG kits that enabl... Read More »

What is a liquid fossil fuel?

Fossil fuels are the result of millions of years of decaying plant and animal matter. The best-known liquid fossil fuel is oil, which we use for gasoline and diesel fuel. Natural gas and coal can a... Read More »