With raised energy demand in the kind of electrical power and declining fossil fuel energy, it means that alternative Energies and environmentally friendly green fuels to power our cars are currently being developed.

And in this article, we are going to discuss about two forms of alternative energy that used in a popular way nowadays; they are crude oil and hydrocarbons.

‌‌Crude Oil as a Fossil Fuel

Even though oil holds a large net energy yield and can give us benefits in some different ways, simultaneously, it’s also rather pernicious. One of the main problems related to oil is the air pollution that it appears as burned.

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Oil is supposed to be one of the primary causes of smog which is a type of air pollution. Smog is formed as oils are burned in places such as power plants, industrial plants, and cars, letting loose toxins like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and which itself is categorized as a sort of poisonous greenhouse gas.

However, oil pollution in the oceans and seas from oil leaking from our vehicles which can be washed into the ocean along drains or oil spills from ships, oil tankers and oil rigs exactly into the seas, can give a terrible effect to ocean life.

Fossil Fuel Hydrocarbons

As we know, crude oil, natural gas, and coal are all fossil fuels and that “Fossil fuel” is the common expression meant for describing any sort of “hydrocarbon” material that can be flamed or utilized as a fuel releasing its energy as heat.

They are called hydrocarbons because their chemical system depends on a conjunction of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Under intense heat and pressure, these atoms stick together and form long chains of molecules made up of hydrogen atoms connected to a backbone of carbon atoms.