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Energy Investing DeMystified : A Self-Teaching Guide by Davis Edwards

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Chapter 1Petroleum, Refined Products, and Biofuels

This chapter introduces fossil fuels and discusses the relationship between solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. It then goes on to focus on one type of fuel (liquid fuels). The next chapter discusses fuels that exist in gas and solid forms at standard temperature and pressure.

Over 90$$$ of the world’s energy is supplied by fossil and biofuels. These fuels are composed of hydrocarbon molecules that produce heat when combined in a chemical reaction with oxygen. The length and structure of the molecules determine the property of each fuel. The shortest molecules, called natural gases, exist as gases ...

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