Glossary Index
 

Fossil fuel

Definition:

A general term for buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the Earth's crust over hundreds of millions of years.

Source: US EPA Glossary of Climate Change terms
 
Related words:
petcoke

 

 
17/12/2007