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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels August 21, 2003 Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels First commercial oil well in N. America dug in Oil Springs Ontario- 1858 First near Petrolia, 1862 >1900 Oil Springs and Petrolia supplied (90% of all oil used in Canada) First oil discovery Alberta Pincher Creek, 1902, Significant oil find in Alberta by Imperial Oil near Leduc, 1947 Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels Outline What are fossil fuels? Formation of fossil fuels Coal Source, Maturation Petroleum and Natural Gas Source, Maturation, Migration, Concentration Tar sands Oil shale Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels Fossilized remains of plants and animals Formation takes millions of years Non renewable resources: consumption faster than supply Forms Coal Oil Natural Gas Tar sands Oil shales Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuel Use in Canada for 1955-2002 Lecture 11: Fossil Fuels Energy use distribution for US 1950-1999 Fossil fuels: supply 90% worlds energy Developing countries 80% global population...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course EARTH SCIE 1081 taught by Professor Samrussell during the Fall '11 term at UWO.
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