What are the names of four different types of fossil fuel required to run different kinds of engines?

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The names of different fossil fuels required to run different types of engines are:

  • Petrol or gasoline
  • diesel
  • coal
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG)
  • Aviation fuel

Gasoline based engines are used in majority of automobiles (cars and motorbikes, etc.) around the world. Engines running on diesel are used in larger automobiles, typically, trucks, buses, etc. Coal based combustion engines were used in railways around the world for pulling coaches and goods carriages. Coal based engines were also used in industry and coal was a major reason of industrial revolution in Europe. Compressed natural gas or CNG based engines are used in automobiles and buses as a (relatively) cleaner option, as compared to diesel, for public transport. Aviation fuel is petroleum based fuel is used for jet planes around the world.

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