[SeMissourian.com] A Few Clouds ~ 76°F  
River stage: 22.2 ft. Rising
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor: What died to make all that oil?

Friday, October 14, 2005

To the editor:

I have a question about fossil fuels, which have been talked about in recent letters to the editor. If fossil fuels are a non-renewable energy sources that formed more than 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous Period -- long before dinosaurs roamed the earth -- what plants and animals died in the terrain of the Middle East to produce the oil?

ANDREW OSTROWSKI, Fort Worth, Texas