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Oil and Natural Gas

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Oil and Natural Gas

Nonrenewable Energy Source

Oil and Natural Gas is made from bodies of tiny sea creatures that died more than 100 million years ago (Saunders and Chapman, 7). It is found in the bottom of the ocean where mud and sand cover the creature changing into oil and natural gas. It is obtained by pulling it out of the ocean at the bottom with a machine called an oil rig. It is then turned into gasoline for later use, most likely motor vehicles. The con’s for oil and natural gas is that it takes a long time to find where the oil is and costs a lot of money to buy gasoline these days. Also, it is only found in oceans, nowhere else. The pro’s for oil and natural gas is that is a major source and is used in many ways. It is a helpful source for many people and is also a valuable source too.

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Coal

Nonrenewable Energy Source

Coal is plant remains that are covered up by mud and sand. It can be mined from a tunnel or dug out from a tunnel. It can also be found in swampy areas in forests (Saunders and Chapman, 6). To make carbon from coal you burn the coal and it turns into carbon. You obtain coal from mining it out of tunnels or just digging it out of swampy areas in the forest. The con’s for coal are that it is hard to find and is rare to find. It also is a dangerous job to mine coal from a tunnel. It also takes a lot of time to search for too. The pro’s for coal are that it can be turned into many other sources by burning it and that is used in a useful way. When you mine coal too or dig it out of swampy areas in the forest, there is mainly a lot more of it in that area. Coal is also used to help start vehicles and to start cooking grills with little coal rocks that are burned to make a gas.

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Ethanol

Renewable Energy Source

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