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Petroleum seeps are quite common: California has thousands of naturally occurring seeps. Much of the petroleum discovered in California during the 19th century was from observations of seeps. The world's largest natural oil seepage is Coal Oil Point in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Two of the better known tar seep locations in California are McKittrick and the La Brea Tar Pits.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
I don't know but would like to. It's simply logical that there are naturally occurring leaks in low amounts that nature can handle and absord/cleanse. Who I'd particularly love to hear from those on this board who make the claim that this is nothing out of the ordinary...that oil rigs leak "all the time." Things like amounts would be helpful.
Originally posted by Mr Pliskin
And, if so, why is there no evidence of it?