This Query is part of the Worldbuilding Resources Article.
Following the question Creating a realistic world map - Mineralogy , I realized that it was a very large topic to cover all the possible resources. Now, I would like to focus on the natural resources that can be used as source of fuel.
To be more specific: Coal, natural gas, petroleum, uranium (Or any resources that goes into a long geological process and that can be used to produce energy.)
Is there a technique to help me place these resources in my world? Should I expect some of them to be located close to each other?
This is part of a series of questions that tries to break down the process of creating a world from initial creation of the landmass through to erosion, weather patterns, biomes and every other related topics. Please restrict answers to this specific topic rather than branching on into other areas as other subjects will be covered by other questions.
These questions all assume an earth-like spherical world in orbit in the habitable band.
See the other questions in this series here : Creating a realistic world Series