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  • Geologist: Earth has lots and lots of oil (error in DRUDGE story - UPI may fix)

    10/20/2006 6:09:51 PM PDT · by paulat · 46 replies · 1,520+ views
    DRUDGE - UPI ^ | 10/20/06 | Not Listed
    Geologist: Earth has lots and lots of oil SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A University of Washington economic geologist says there is lots of crude oil left for human use. Eric Cheney said Friday in a news release that changing economics, technological advances and efforts such as recycling and substitution make the world's mineral resources virtually infinite. For instance, oil deposits unreachable 40 years ago can be tapped using improved technology, and oil once too costly to extract from tar sands, organic matter or coal is now worth manufacturing. Though some resources might be costlier now, they still are...
  • 'Peak oil' doomsayers fall silent as reserves grow ever larger

    04/12/2007 12:07:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 1,667+ views ^ | 11/04/07 | NEIL REYNOLDS
    OTTAWA — You will have noticed the marked decline these days in the number of "peak oil" people making cataclysmic pronouncements. Global oil production set records throughout 2006 -- for all-time highest production day, month, quarter and year. For the single-year record, production reached 31.3 Gb (billion barrels), an average of 85.2 million barrels a day. Affirming the trend, production set a new global single-day record before the end of January, 2007. Along with record-setting production came record-setting increases in reserves -- moving "peak oil" deeper into the century and ultimately beyond. The "peak oil" hypothesis, relentlessly propounded for decades,...
  • Supplies of oil may be inexhaustible

    05/29/2002 8:18:56 AM PDT · by jimkress · 93 replies · 1,020+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 5/29/2002 | Bruce Bartlett
    <p>On April 16, Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, published a startling report that old oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico were somehow being refilled. That is, new oil was being discovered in fields where it previously had not existed.</p>
  • What if we don't run out of oil?

    11/15/2005 7:05:19 AM PST · by Dan Evans · 146 replies · 3,719+ views
    WND ^ | November 15, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    The debate over "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" has begun to take familiar lines. "Peak oil" adherents continue to insist that oil resources worldwide are depleting. This mantra is repeated almost like an article of faith. Ever since M. King Hubbert drew his first "peak-production" curve, statements of this tenet are easy to find. Typically, the "Peak-Production" theory is articulated as so well established that further proof is not needed. "Peak production" statements abound in publication. Consider this example written by an energy consultant in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Petroleum reserves...
  • Fossil Fuels. When are we going to stop using this false description of anaerobic oil?

    06/04/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 93 replies
    General Knowledge verses historical (mis-knowledge)
    How long are we going to continue referring to oil as Fossil fuel when we have known for many (Many) years that oil as we know it comes not from Dinosaurs etc but rather from "other" organic materials such as "trees" etc. Animals that die (including dinosaurs) do not leave a trace of "oil" when they die. They putrefy, dehydrate and turn to dust, leaving only their bones to be discovered later on. Yes there are fossils in the La Brea Tar Pits and many other such surface Tar Pits around the world but that is because animals fell in...
  • Potential oil supply refill?

    05/28/2002 11:32:25 PM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 1,951+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/29/02 | Bruce Bartlett
    <p>On April 16, Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, published a startling report that old oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico were somehow being refilled. That is, new oil was being discovered in fields where it previously had not existed.</p>
  • Prospecting for Oil? Look In an Asteroid Crater

    10/07/2006 6:33:48 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 88 replies · 2,182+ views website ^ | 14 December 1999 | By Michael Paine
    The Earth has suffered thousands of violent collisions with asteroids and comets over the last four billion years. The scars from these collisions are impact craters. But the Earth hides its wounds well -- less than two hundred impact craters have been discovered. Many are buried deep below the surface. They were only found by accident during geological surveys that were part of the massive, ongoing effort to find oil for an energy-dependent world. If Russian theories about the non-biological origin of much of our oil prove to be accurate, then there may be good reasons for oil prospectors to...
  • Finally, an international conference on abiotic oil

    11/23/2005 2:13:47 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 44 replies · 1,187+ views
    WND ^ | November 23, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    Following the publication of "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil," Craig Smith and I have received e-mails from Alexander A. Kitchka, a Russian research scientist who is a member of the National Academy of Science in the Ukrane and the secretary of the Association of Ukranian Geologists. Kitchka's research strongly supports the abiotic, "Deep-Earth" theory of the origin of oil. In October 2005, Kitchka co-chaired a half-day international conference, titled "Origin of Petroleum Conference," held during the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, in Calgary, Canada, June 19-25, 2005. The three...
  • Sea floor records ancient Earth

    03/23/2007 11:06:03 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies · 4,679+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 23 March 2007, 09:09 GMT | Jonathan Fildes Science and technology reporter, BBC News
    The ancient sea floor was discovered in southwest Greenland A sliver of four-billion-year-old sea floor has offered a glimpse into the inner workings of an adolescent Earth.The baked and twisted rocks, now part of Greenland, show the earliest evidence of plate tectonics, colossal movements of the planet's outer shell. Until now, researchers were unable to say when the process, which explains how oceans and continents form, began. The unique find, described in the journal Science, shows the movements started soon after the planet formed. "Since the plate tectonic paradigm is the framework in which we interpret all modern-day geology,...
  • A new potential source of fuel, buried deep underground ~ methane gas created in lab with rocks only

    10/10/2004 11:11:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies · 2,190+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Thu, Sep. 23, 2004 | BETSY MASON Knight Ridder Newspapers
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - (KRT) - Scientists may have discovered a new source of fuel far below the Earth's surface. Fossil fuels get their name from the ancient plants and animals that decayed to form oil, gas and coal. But now scientists have created methane gas without any biological matter, suggesting that the fossil fuel supply may not be entirely dependent on fossils after all.The research opens up the possibility of a vast reservoir of methane gas more than 60 miles below the Earth's surface and could also help scientists hunting for signs of life on Mars and other planets."There...
  • What If Oil Lasts Forever? Fossil fuels may not be finite. This'd be a miracle—and a nightmare

    04/25/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 25, 2013 | Charles C. Mann, The Atlantic
    As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their lack of knowledge is unsurprising; beyond the ranks of petroleum-industry historians, Churchill’s outsize role in the history of energy is insufficiently appreciated. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911. With characteristic vigor and verve, he set about modernizing the Royal Navy, jewel of the empire. The revamped fleet, he proclaimed, should be fueled...
  • The Oil Scarcity Myth

    03/17/2012 4:13:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | March 17, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Rapidly rising gas prices at the pump have turned up the heat on Barack Obama.  Interestingly, the Administration that just three years ago said it was committed to policies that would cause energy prices to “skyrocket” and get our gas prices “to the levels in Europe,” now says there isn’t much they can do about rising costs to consumers. One of the many falsehoods that the President and his anti-fossil fuel allies like to perpetuate is that the U.S. is about run out of reserves.  “But you and I both know that with only 2% of the world’s oil reserve,...
  • Energy answers sought in Earth's crust

    08/13/2007 5:57:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2007 | Eliane Engeler and Alexander G. Higgins
    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) When tremors started cracking walls and bathroom tiles in this Swiss city on the Rhine, engineers knew they had a problem. "The glass vases on the shelf rattled, and there was a loud bang," recalled Catherine Wueest, a tea-shop owner. "I thought a truck had crashed into the building." But the magnitude 3.4 tremor on the evening of Dec. 8 was no ordinary act of nature: It had been accidentally triggered by engineers drilling deep into the Earth's crust to tap its inner heat and thus break new ground — literally — in the world's search for...
  • Most of Earth covered with life powered on hydrogen. Living Rocks?

    03/20/2013 8:38:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    JoNova ^ | March 19th, 2013 | joanne
    File this under: What don’t we know?We just discovered slice “2″ is alive.  |1 – Continental crust | 2 -Oceanic crust | 3 – Upper Mantle | 4 – Lower Mantle | 5 – Outer Core | 6 – Inner Core | Image Credit: Dake You might have thought that photosynthetic life forms had the Earth covered, but according to some researchers the largest ecosystem on Earth was just discovered and announced last Thursday, and it’s powered by hydrogen, not photosynthesis.The Oceanic Crust is the rocky hard part under the mud that lies under the ocean. It covers 60% of...
  • Hydrocarbons in the deep earth (abiogenic)

    04/15/2011 7:32:28 PM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ^ | April 14, 2011 | Anne M Stark
    LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures. The thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrocarbons at high pressures and temperatures are important for understanding carbon reservoirs and fluxes in Earth. The work provides a basis for understanding experiments that demonstrated polymerization of methane to form high hydrocarbons and earlier methane forming reactions under pressure. Hydrocarbons (molecules composed of the elements hydrogen and carbon) are the main building block of crude oil and natural gas. Hydrocarbons...
  • Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth? (Oil comes from non-plant sources)

    07/27/2009 8:28:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 75 replies · 1,223+ views ^ | July 26, 2009 | Carnegie Institution
    The oil and gas that fuels our homes and cars started out as living organisms that died, were compressed, and heated under heavy layers of sediments in the Earth's crust. Scientists have debated for years whether some of these hydrocarbons could also have been created deeper in the Earth and formed without organic matter. Now for the first time, scientists have found that ethane and heavier hydrocarbons can be synthesized under the pressure-temperature conditions of the upper mantle —the layer of Earth under the crust and on top of the core. The research was conducted by scientists at the Carnegie...
  • Petroleum age is just beginning

    08/15/2003 9:37:43 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 85 replies · 1,078+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/03 | David Deming
    <p>It is hard to imagine how our grandparents and great-grandparents lived at the end of the 19th century. The United States was still largely a rural society, and the amenities we take for granted today were unknown then.</p> <p>Most people lived on farms. Few Americans had running water, bathtubs, hot water, or flush toilets. Central heating, electricity and telephones were rare. There were no antibiotics. Infant mortality was high, and life expectancy was 30 years lower than it is today. For most people, educational opportunities were very limited. In 1890, only 5 percent of the eligible population attended high school.</p>
  • Oil Is Well: The Shortage Is A Myth, And Not A New One

    06/04/2006 7:59:38 AM PDT · by rdmartinjd · 43 replies · 1,897+ views
    TheVanguard.Org ^ | 2 June 2006 | Rod D. Martin
    "America has no shortage of oil... Washington, DC has a shortage of the political will required to let American workers go get it." -- Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) With oil prices reaching record levels, the left is up to its old tricks, blaming the President and calling for lots of expensive big government “solutions”. As part of this push, they argue that we're running out of oil. But clearly, this argument is not new -- and it's dead wrong. In 1874, Pennsylvania's state geologist fretted that America had only a four-year supply of oil left. He was wrong. In 1914,...
  • The List: The World’s Largest Untapped Oil Fields

    12/01/2008 4:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 2,878+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 2008 Issue | Jerome Chen
    In a world running low on oil, several countries are still sitting on massive supplies. If only they could get to them. The Ferdows, Mound, and Zageh Fields Location: The Persian Gulf, off the coast of southern Iran Estimated Reserves: 38 billion barrels Details: Discovered in 2003, these three interconnected fields are among the largest oil deposits ever found. Ferdows is the largest, with 30.6 billion barrels. This figure may seem astounding, but it’s usually not possible to extract all the oil from a field due to technological and financial constraints. Plus, assessing how much oil these deposits can actually...
  • BLACK-GOLD BLUES Discovery backs theory oil not 'fossil fuel'

    02/02/2008 1:52:27 AM PST · by Fred Nerks · 143 replies · 21,257+ views
    WND ^ | February 1, 2008 | By Jerome R. Corsi
    New evidence supports premise that Earth produces endless supply ------------------ A study published in Science Magazine today presents new evidence supporting the abiotic theory for the origin of oil, which asserts oil is a natural product the Earth generates constantly rather than a "fossil fuel" derived from decaying ancient forests and dead dinosaurs. The lead scientist on the study – Giora Proskurowski of the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle – says the hydrogen-rich fluids venting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lost City Hydrothermal Field were produced by the abiotic synthesis of...