posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 12:36 PM
Thats an interesting and original thought.
I don't know if it'd work though, the crust of the earth, where the oil is but a small portion of, is extremely thin, compared to the mantle and
core. I don't know if it'd have an appreciable difference. Other factors, like weather and amount of sunlight, would probably swamp out any
effect. Notice that the arabian penninsula is a desert, even though it has tremendous oil reserves. The features are because of weather and climate,
rather than heat emanating from the core.
Also, would'nt bedrock hold more heat than oil, and thus, if anything, cool things more?