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Thursday, August 24, 2006

abiogenic petroleum will save us!

Phew! I feel better already.

The hypothesis of abiogenic petroleum origin holds that most petroleum was formed from deep carbon deposits, perhaps deposits dating to the accretion of the Earth. The ubiquity of hydrocarbons in the solar system is taken as evidence that there may be a great deal more petroleum on Earth than commonly thought, and that material may exist at depth in the Earth's crust and mantle. Adherents to the abiogenic hypothesis often downplay or dismiss altogether the more widely held view that petroleum is a fossil fuel produced from the buried remains of ancient living organisms.


Chris said...

Shhhh... what are you trying to do - bring down oil prices? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank goodness! :-P

Anonymous said...

Wow. So, we either have to go to Mars or to the centre of the earth to sustain ourselves?

Chris said...

Environmental groups like high oil prices. The Alberta Government likes high oil prices. Big oil companies like high oil prices. Let's not mess up a good thing lol.