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There are enough coal reserves to last for hundreds of years, because it is not currently used for the many purposes that oil is used for (fuels, lubricants, plastics) or that natural gas is used for (heating, power, fertilizer).

Advances may make it possible to efficiently utilize coal gas to replace some uses of oil and natural gas.

There is an even greater abundance of petroleum trapped in rock (oil shale) and tar sands, but these are sources that are not currently cost or energy effective.

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Q: Which fossil fuel is likely to run out last?
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What are fossil fuels and which one will run out first?

Fossil fuels are organic materials used for burning to produce energy. It is false that oil is the fossil fuel that will run out first. It is believed that coal will be the first fossil fuel to run out.

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