posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 07:12 PM
Alaska would have oil for the same reason as the Middle East; a long time ago, animals lived there. They died and their remains were transformed into
The animals would have lived there about 300 million years ago (?), when Alaska had a warmer climate. Alaska then got "shoved" up north to its
current position by the motion of tectonic plates.
Also, the Middle East is moving. If I recall correctly, the Red Sea is slowly expanding, shoving Africa and Saudi Arabia away from each other.
It's all happening very slowly, though, and when the oil was deposited, the Middle East had a very different shape.
Does that help?