Skip to comments.What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources? (Evidence mounting on limitless supply of oil)
Posted on 03/19/2012 6:58:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out.
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. Scientist Thomas Gold presents the decades-old theory of "abiotic" oil-creation, which supports these facts, in his book, The Deep Hot Biosphere. In it he explains that the idea of the "biotic" creation of "fossil fuels" -- that decaying organic matter is compressed into oil -- is incorrect. In fact, the earth is constantly producing new oil very deep below its surface, and in some cases the oil flows up to replenish existing oil fields thought to be exhausted.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Fossil fuels are not a myth, Coal is without question a fossil fuel, anyone who’s ever mined it or found it can tell you its clearly made from organic materials crushed under pressure for extended periods of time, the evidence is visible within the coal strata itself.
And in fact, COAL is abundant, but it is finite.
Oil on the other hand, I agree, oil can be produced without the need for dead plants/animals being compressed and buried for extended periods of time.
Far, far worse is the solution to just about everything for the country (and trickle down to the rest of the world) is all it takes is one signature and the entire US debt is gone in couple years, the energy crisis turns into 100 year assurance energy source, millions of jobs created. All federal lands are 99 year leases for oil and gas exploration and extraction with a penalty of 5 times the projected income if any future adminstrations revoke those leases. Contract law with the energy companies.
I have no idea whether or not this idea corresponds with the facts, or not.
But it is a testable hypotheses, it seems to me. So a government that was concerned with the American people (i.e., one that we haven’t had in a long time) would invest a little money and find out. Or permit private enterprise to do so.
Everybody knows that Pellucidar is down there, complete with dinosaurs. :)
and here I thought AlGore was the deepest bore-hole ...
no, what’s embarassing is newly signed up econazi trying to infiltrate the board... go away
“biology creates methane quickly and in vast quantities.”
Be glad you’re not stuck in this office with me this morning!
I have never heard a person say that.
From the 'net:
Crude oil is not largely made up of Dinosaurs as many people believe. Instead they are made up of infinite trillions of ancient algae that died and sunk to the bottom of the ocean and seas millions of years ago. These algae lived in the shallow seas of the past, where they took in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and release the oxygen back to the atmosphere. The carbon was used in the plants life for groth, but when they died all that carbon in the algae sunk to the bottom of the sea and over the eons was covered with silt. Over millions of years the dead algae became closer to the earths mantle with the constant adition of new sediment. Eventually it got close enough to the mantle to start cooking, this burned away the impurities and left the carbon on hydrogen (this is whey oil is called a Hydrocarbon fuel). After being bake some of the oil would avoid being swallowed by the earth or being turned into natural gas and seeped up towards the surface. What keeps the oil from surfacing is cap-stones.
Your dog was consumed by worms and other burrowers. Just as on land, there are burrowers and terd rustlers in the oceans. They mainly live in oxygenated waters. Petroleum source rocks occur in anoxic waters where there is not apply oxygen to support such life and thus organic matter can be preserved without being consumed. Concentrate the organic material, bury it and heat it, then you have expulsion. Migrate it to a trap and you have a field. Most oil and gas misses a trap and comes to the surface.
ALL oil has biotic signatures. However, those biotic signatures may be from single cell swarms in pools of natural gas, eating and excreting. Thus the APPEARANCE or renewable. Once the natural gas (food) runs out, the life dies out leaving the bodies (biotic signatures).
Get real. Your comment about burying a dog bone and it not being oil the next year is just laughable. It makes conservatives look like fools.
“corned beef & cabbage “
Ya nailed it!
Well, AGW has its believers, too..............
Russian geoscientists have always said this. The left can’t stand the idea that someone else runs something......
No appreciable amount of oil has come from dinosaurs, which like a deer on the side of the highway, were scavenged by the buzzards, fire ants, worms, and the like of their day. Oil comes primarily from algae, which lives in the photic zones of the oceans. When it dies, it falls to the bottom. Only under certain conditions is the water anoxic (lacking oxygen) so that the buzzard’s equivalent on the bottom of the ocean don’t consume the organic matter. It takes millions of years for a significant amount of material to accumulate and then be buried to around 10,000’ deep for catagenesis to take place.
Carbon dating has been used to show the carbon atoms in the petroleum to be so old that it exceeds the ability to give an actual date. If the oil was formed in the last 10,000 years it could be dated.
Please provide citations.
Hey! No fair bringing up geology - that’s for pointy-headed scientists!
This is very interesting, but, none of this matters to the liberals. The liberals still will say that “fossil fuels” are evil because of greenhouse gases and all that. If oil is really a renewable resource, it wouldn’t change their opinion that oil and coal are evil, oil companies are evil, Al Gore is God, etc. etc.
Even if oil were limitless, they will still want to see windmills, ocean wave farms, solar panels, and God knows what other green energy.