Asked: November 10, 20202020-11-10T12:07:07+00:00 2020-11-10T12:07:07+00:00 Why are petroleum natural gas and coal called fossil fuels? cameron 142 Questions 1 Answer 1 Best Answer 0 Points View Profile cameron Hi. Why are petroleum natural gas and coal called fossil fuels? natural gas 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent alice 0 Questions 136 Answers 136 Best Answers 136 Points View Profile Best Answer alice 2020-11-10T12:07:26+00:00Added an answer on November 10, 2020 at 12:07 pm The fossil fuels are formed by the decomposition of dead organisms(plants and animals) over millions of years; when they are subjected to high heat and pressure, they include three main types of fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. The useful raw materials that are found in nature and are beneficial to mankind are called natural resources. Natural resources, including fossil fuels, are not equally distributed around the earth. Since then, the deposition of fossil fuels depends on the climate and creatures present in an area and the geological processes. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.