Skip to comments.What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?
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 ...
“........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.
I think that has more to do with the declining value of our dollar.
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 CassiniHuygens 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.
Need to revoke your screen name...
There are plenty of leaf prints in coal. None in crude oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self replenishing energy source?
It seems like a key part of an intelligent design.
You just need beings intelligent enough to grasp the obvious.
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.
“Brilliant’s” screen name is fine, as long as you realize it’s sarcastic....
So much ignorance crammed into so few words. How do you do that?
That's probably correct, but, still, just the idea of telling the greenies that oil is renewable is too delicious.
Oh please. Have you not a basic understanding of oil markets (and who is controlling them)? The idea of a commodity?
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.
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.
Then why do deposits exist only in sedimentary rock, sometimes with impermeable metamorphic or igneous structures beneath?