Let's look at the differences between Coal and Petroleum

Coal Petroleum
Coal is found in solid state Petroleum is found in liquid state
Cost of transportation of coal is high since it is hard and bulky Cost of transportation of petroleum is low because it is a liquid
Coal emits smoke, ash and other harmful gases The emission of Petroleum is less than that of Coal
Extraction cost of Coal is High Extraction cost of Petroleum is low
Coal is cheap Petroleum is relatively expensive
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  2. Chapter 5 Class 8 - Coal And Petroleum

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Davneet Singh
Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.