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How Widely Are Fossil Fuels Used Today?

The leading fossil fuels that global economies depend on are coal, oil, and natural gas. These are naturally-occurring hydrocarbons that contain substantial amounts of hydrogen molecules and carbon. They form over millions of years as plants, animals, and other organic matter decomposes anaerobically under high pressure and temperature.

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How Did Hurricane Laura Impact The Oil Industry?

As if this year wasn’t enough on its own, Texas and Louisiana’s coastlines received a surge of stormy winds as it grew into one of the worst recorded hurricanes in American history. The Gulf of Mexico had to be evacuated as oil and gas companies rushed to leave the offshore platforms and rigs. Refineries that came in the way of Hurricane Laura met the worst fate imaginable. However, some were saved because companies were already preparing for the predicted Storm Marco.

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