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What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?
The American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis

Posted on 03/18/2012 12:46:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United States alone (even if there is a limit to the earth's oil supply), but that we also actually have a limitless supply of Texas tea because oil is in fact a renewable resource that is being constantly created deep under the earth's surface and which rises upward, where microscopic organisms that thrive in the intense pressure and heat miles below us interact with and alter it.

In other words, we have an unending supply of oil, some of which is constantly migrating upward from the depths at which it is created to refill existing oil deposits, and much more of which remains far below the surface. This oil can be recovered using existing technology.

....Russian technology was developed in the 1970s to test the theory by drilling as deep as 40,000 feet into the earth. As a result, Russia was the first nation to begin to understand and exploit these renewable oil reserves, and today their oil industry is thriving.

The political implications for Barack Obama and the radical environmentalist base he panders to with his corrupt "renewable" energy policy are profound. First, as we've seen, the president continually misrepresents the amount of recoverable oil available to us. His assertion that we have "only two percent of the world's oil reserves" available to us is simply a lie, as Susan Duclos documents in this piece. We're awash in oil reserves, and it's up to our political candidates to expose Obama's baseless fabrications about our energy reserves.

Beyond that, most Americans have digested the fact that the entire environmentalist rationale for pursuing "green energy" technology is built on fabricated global warming....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 03/18/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My husband has always said this. It really does make sense, I always knew it wasn’t just the dinosaurs.


2 posted on 03/18/2012 12:52:15 PM PDT by tiki
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To: All

Take 30 minutes. Expand the video to fill the screen and listen to Newt on American Energy Independence [also a transcript].

3 posted on 03/18/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“But it’s dirty! And it makes fat-cat capitalist rethuglicans rich! I just mounted a sail on my Chevy Volt so it’ll get me all the way to the Holland tunnel!”


4 posted on 03/18/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Game changer alert!

I have heard of the Russian research on this topic and the results are worth noting. Russian researchers were actually able to duplicate the creation of oil in the laboratory using extremes of heat & pressure.

I asked a guy in church who is in the oil business and asked him, “If oil is basically dinosaur sh*t and old plant life, are there ever any bits & pieces that come up that actually show this? He couldn’t really answer the question.


5 posted on 03/18/2012 12:55:27 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: tiki
But it made such a good company logo.


6 posted on 03/18/2012 12:55:51 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Even if it were true, it’s not being created fast enough to satisfy our appetite for oil.


7 posted on 03/18/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Humans have been transmogrifying substances into oil for generations. Why is it so hard to believe nature is doing the same thing?


8 posted on 03/18/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I have long held that oil is a self-generating renewable resource. I have read articles from decades ago which noted that once dry wells became replenished, albeit slowly.

The radical left greens lie for the purpose of trying to amass government power over others and to control our lives, i.e., enslave us.

9 posted on 03/18/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
While it is occuring if course, it is the rate....and the where....that we don't know.

Be careful you don't trap yourself in an "endangered species" situation.

Take trees for example...We now take one and plant 3....

If we take x barrels but only 1/2x is "renewing" at the same time, we are indeed in an "endangered species" situation.

Don't give them any ideas.

10 posted on 03/18/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have a lot of uses for petroleum. How great to think it it’s renewable, like trees.


11 posted on 03/18/2012 1:00:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I've known this since soon after the Russian project yielded its data. We should reject and refute the term "fossil fuels" for "petrochemical fuels" in any energy discussion not specifically about coal.

Never let the left control the language of debate.

12 posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: thackney

Ping


13 posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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Thomas Gold keyword:
14 posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Brilliant

, it’s not being created fast enough to satisfy our appetite for oil.

Got a reliable source for that?


15 posted on 03/18/2012 1:03:55 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Did I need to add a sarcasm tag?


16 posted on 03/18/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Figment

“Got a reliable source for that?”

Yes. Just look at the price at your local gas station.


17 posted on 03/18/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder what the math would show if someone were to covert all of the oil and gas we have ever used to its caloric equivalent and then figured out how much dinosaur meat that equals. It seem impossible to me that enough of this meat found its way into collections miles deep to be converted into hydrocarbons by a (to me at least) murky process that somehow left no hint of bone or tooth in the mess that has produced billions of barrels of oil and cubic feel of gas.


18 posted on 03/18/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did I need to add a sarcasm tag?

Not for me!! We're on the same page!

19 posted on 03/18/2012 1:09:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh non..the peak oil and deep ecology set will be devastated


20 posted on 03/18/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“........we have an unending supply of oil, some of which is constantly migrating upward from the depths at which it is created to refill existing oil deposits, and much more of which remains far below the surface. This oil can be recovered using existing technology.”

I believe it was in the 1980’s I first read about this as theory, and later, more recently read about the tars, and the oils percolating up from the depths of the Earth.


21 posted on 03/18/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brilliant
Yes. Just look at the price at your local gas station.

I think that has more to do with the declining value of our dollar.

22 posted on 03/18/2012 1:12:22 PM PDT by ILS21R (I know you know I know)
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To: muir_redwoods
Saturn's moon Titan has lakes of HydroCarbons on its surface. As far as I know no dinos ever prowled its surface.

Titan is primarily composed of water ice and rocky material. Much as with Venus prior to the Space Age, the dense, opaque atmosphere prevented understanding of Titan's surface until new information accumulated with the arrival of the Cassini–Huygens mission in 2004, including the discovery of liquid hydrocarbon lakes in the satellite's polar regions. The surface is geologically young; although mountains and several possible cryovolcanoes have been discovered, it is smooth and few impact craters have been found.

23 posted on 03/18/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Brilliant
Yes. Just look at the price at your local gas station.

Need to revoke your screen name...

24 posted on 03/18/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: bopdowah

There are plenty of leaf prints in coal. None in crude oil.


25 posted on 03/18/2012 1:18:41 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Brilliant
Yes. Just look at the price at your local gas station.

Food prices have also been going up. Should we blame that on limited resources too?

I've got a better idea. Lets place the blame where it belongs - on professional leftists who want Americans to go back to living the way stone age people did.

26 posted on 03/18/2012 1:24:43 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: muir_redwoods

Not a problem,...just add a few more billion years to the age of the earth and they can justify anything. Just ask Al Gore.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 1:24:48 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would be something if it were discovered that below the moon’s surface were oil deposits created when the moon had enough oxygen to support these organisms below the surface.


28 posted on 03/18/2012 1:25:15 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Russian technology was developed in the 1970s to test the theory by drilling as deep as 40,000 feet into the earth.

AFIK, the deep Soviet boreholes produced hydrogen and water.

As a result, Russia was the first nation to begin to understand and exploit these renewable oil reserves, and today their oil industry is thriving.

If true, why can't the abiotic theory predict where to obtain methane/oil? The Russian oil & gas industry production occurs in geologic basins as is the case around the world.

29 posted on 03/18/2012 1:26:31 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Brilliant

or not.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 1:27:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: jonrick46
The moon has vast water deposits at both poles. Hydrogen and Oxygen is the most powerful rocket fuel we have (as well as for drinking and breathing). Along with the bounty of water, is almost permanent sunlight (as the sun circles around the horizon rather than rising and setting) for solar power.

It seems everything that can advance our reach here and in space, has been labeled harmful, finite and/or hard to get to, in order to keep it expensive and us boxed up.

31 posted on 03/18/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Self replenishing energy source?

It seems like a key part of an intelligent design.

You just need beings intelligent enough to grasp the obvious.


32 posted on 03/18/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: muir_redwoods
Scripps geochemist studies the nature and distribution of Earth’s deep carbon reservoirs

An unknown amount of carbon is trapped inside Earth, and is occasionally released as CO2 by erupting volcanoes. By unlocking this mystery of the deep, scientists hope to understand the planet’s global carbon cycle from surface to core.

I believe that eventually we will discover that life on Earth originated in the crust (or deeper) and then migrated to the oceans. We will also find that every rocky planet in the Solar system, along with some of the moons, are generating life in their interiors.

33 posted on 03/18/2012 1:38:37 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: MileHi

“Brilliant’s” screen name is fine, as long as you realize it’s sarcastic....


34 posted on 03/18/2012 1:38:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Brilliant

So much ignorance crammed into so few words. How do you do that?


35 posted on 03/18/2012 1:40:08 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Brilliant
Even if it were true, it’s not being created fast enough to satisfy our appetite for oil.

That's probably correct, but, still, just the idea of telling the greenies that oil is renewable is too delicious.

36 posted on 03/18/2012 1:42:03 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Brilliant
Yes. Just look at the price at your local gas station.

Oh please. Have you not a basic understanding of oil markets (and who is controlling them)? The idea of a commodity?

37 posted on 03/18/2012 1:43:36 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Brilliant
Even if it were true, it’s not being created fast enough to satisfy our appetite for oil.

That's not a brilliant conclusion on your part. That is a baseless assumption. Frankly, we can't possibly know if it is true or what rate oil could be reproducing in the earth. If you have to drill 40,000 feet deep and we aren't doing so, then who is to say there isn't a massive supply that deep that we simply don't know about? We do know we found oil and gas 7 miles deep in Texas and there is NO WAY dino and plant fossilized matter could have just seeped 7 miles down into the earth's crust.

38 posted on 03/18/2012 1:45:17 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Glad you posted this. About 10 percent of geologists lean towards this theory that the earth generates its own oil. Problem is the term fossil fuel was invented by the oil industry to imply finite source thus they can justify the high prices and shortages in the future. Add to this is the environmentalists who think continue usage of oil will destroy the world. Their push for green energy is based on impending theory that oil will run out. These two powerful groups will attempt to squash the abiotic theory for oil vs the biotic theory.


39 posted on 03/18/2012 1:49:38 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Then why do deposits exist only in sedimentary rock, sometimes with impermeable metamorphic or igneous structures beneath?


40 posted on 03/18/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Obadiah

I agree with you 100% I have read stuff like that myself in times past, but have not been able to show documentation, so people just look at me as if I’m nuts.


41 posted on 03/18/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT by rightly_dividing ("You can not put a gun rack in a Volt")
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To: Figment

I don’t know if you’d call it a reliable source, but I’d be happy to drive you around Texas and show you derelict rigs that are still sitting over dried up wells. It sure didn’t replenish. There. No one with half a brain should accept this hypothesis as fact without a lot more study and data.


42 posted on 03/18/2012 1:54:44 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

LOL


43 posted on 03/18/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: fso301

One thing they didn’t say was the Kola well was not drilled as an oil or gas well but to determine the nature of the earths crust.


44 posted on 03/18/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Beyond that, most Americans have digested the fact that the entire environmentalist rationale for pursuing "green energy" technology is built on fabricated global warming....

An Inconvenient Truth. ;o)

45 posted on 03/18/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: bopdowah
Take the largest oil reserve in the world. BIILIONS of barrels of oil. 42 gallons per barrel

A 10 gal fish tank is 20"x12"x10"

Multiply HUNDREDS of BILLIONs of Barrels by 42 GALLONS, then figure the shear size THAT ONE reserve is.

Now theory is that dinosaurs and vegetation under heta PRESSUER and time turn into oil. PRESSURE compacts mass.

That means these massive oil reserves had to be much larger before the plant and animal mass was compressed.

Now when plants or animals die, they decompose into dust or compost. What caused all this plant and animal material to NOT decompose, but to be trapped underground in stassis, to be compressed and heated over time? How did what was on TOP of the earth, in a relatively short period of time, get transported 10,000 feet below the surface?

Now take all your figuring, and apply that to NUMEROUS oil reserves ALL OVER the world.

These current KNOWN reserves would be OVER a TRILLION BARRELS.

46 posted on 03/18/2012 1:58:53 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: onedoug
igneous structures beneath

WHo built those ingenious structures anyway?

47 posted on 03/18/2012 1:59:49 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“That is a baseless assumption.”

Where is your proof that oil is created on a continual basis?

You need to deal with reality. The Texas oil fields are nearing exhaustion. Why haven’t they been replenished?

If oil is produced continually, then why is the price of gas going up?

There is a simple market-based explanation for that: As time goes by, the more costly reserves are tapped, and that forces up the price.


48 posted on 03/18/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...the entire environmentalist rationale for pursuing “green energy” technology is built on fabricated global warming....”

IMHO, their true rationale is world control and wealth redistribution, i.e., communism. I have believed this since Mikhail Gorbachev ‘converted” from communism to environmentalism.


49 posted on 03/18/2012 2:02:59 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: mountn man

Because all of this take place on ocean floors over hundreds of millions of years.


50 posted on 03/18/2012 2:03:30 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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