Fossil energy sources on a young Earth-like planet

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I'm curious which kind of fossil energy sources could one find on a young Earth-like planet which is in its equivalent of Cambrian era.

Yes, I understand it's clearly too early for mining carbon. So presumably peat instead, right?

What about oil or natural gas? (EDIT: including more exotic sources like natural gas hydrates in permafrosts or on offshore continental shelves)

Or any colonizers would have to stick to renewables/nuclear/biomass?
 
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I don't know how likely they are to develop but have you considered Methane Clathrate?
since it does not appear to need organic masses to form?
 

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