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Fossil Fuels

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Fossil fuels or mineral fuels are fossil source fuels, that is, hydrocarbons found within the top layer of the earth's crust.


American Petroleum Institute Issues and Research Papers

Allows for the searching of titles, summaries or full text of API Issues and Research Papers. Broad searches result very little.

DOE Fossil Energy Information

Searchable web site of the Office of Fossil Energy, providing information on future fuels and new technologies in fossil energy.

EPRI EnergySearch

Search information from the Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI, a non-profit energy research consortium

Fossil Fuels LinkCenter

A web encyclopedia on fossil fuel information, production and use. Tutorials and over 1000 annotated links

Fossil Energy R&D Project Database

You can access information on each of the more than 500 projects from the Fossil Energy Online Project Database

Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum Database

The Division of Energy Biosciences of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) supports research at the Ohio State University focused on understanding the microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of methane production with the twin goals of maximizing the use of this biotechnology to convert waste materials into methane as an alternative to fossil fuels.

National Transportation Statistics

"Compiled and published annually by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (NTS) presents detailed national-level data on the U.S. transportation system, its economic performance, safety record, energy use, and environmental impacts."

U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Database

Bibliographic database containing publications of the USGS Energy Resources Program from 1994 through 1997 on coal, oil, and natural gas resources

Web Resources

Monthly Energy Review

Energy statistics available from the U.S. Department of Energy

National Energy Technology Library (NETL) Techlines

Fossil Energy Techlines provide updates of specific interest to the fossil fuel community.

Science Research Connection

The DOE Information Bridge (IB) and the DOE Energy Citations Database (ECD) have been replaced by the Science Research Connection (SRC), which contains the content of both. Users of the DOE IB will need to register in order to have access comparable to that of the DOE IB. Provides acces to searchable and downloadable bibliographic records of worldwide energy research and full text of DOE sponsored or acquired scientific and technical information from 1995 forward.

Organizations & Agencies

American Gas Association

The American Gas Association represents 192 local energy utility companies that deliver natural gas to more than 53 million homes, businesses and industries throughout the United States, accounting for roughly 83 percent of all natural gas delivered by the nation's local natural gas distribution companies.

American Petroleum Institute

The major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

EPRI's home page containing organizational and business group information

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands

Over 700 detailed descriptions and characterizations of energy-related information sources accessible through the Internet, made available by the Netherlands Energy Research Foundation

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Information on publications, technology and statistics from the IEA

National Petroleum Council

An Oil and Natural Gas Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Energy

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Home page for the society; contains information on publications, events, and the petroleum industry

U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy

The Office of Fossil Energy manages a national technology program to increase natural gas and petroleum supplies and provide cleaner, more efficient ways to use coal and natural gas to generate electricity

Reference Materials

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Reading Room

Provided by the University of Texas at Austin, this site contains a large collection of resources for the petroleum and geosystems engineering fields

Ranking of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces by Known Petroleum Volumes

This report presents a division of the world into 937 geologic provinces and identifies those that the United States Geological Survey (USGS) plans to assess for petroleum resources

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