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Fossil Fuel, marlarki ... Hydrocarbons Could Form Deep In the Earth From Methane, Not Animal Remains

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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Study lends credence to abiogenic petroleum theory, which means there may be more oil in our future than we thought. A new study demonstrates how high hydrocarbons could be formed from methane deep within the Earth, aside from the compression and heating of ancient animal remains over the eons. Fused-methane oil would be far less common than your typical petroleum, of course, but the study shows abiogenic hydrocarbons could conceivably occur in some of the planet’s high-pressure and high-temperature zones.

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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I've always felt like that's a lot more plausible than what essentially boils down to dinosaur and plankton soup. The article makes it sounds like only a small amount is created abiotically, however I don't believe it's a bigger percentage than they make it out to be.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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It was a natural reach from the beginning, no one even thought of oil that did not come from animal fat.
the whaling industry was providing oil for lighting. and cow fat was used to make candles - so Oil had to
come from big dead creatures - Dinosaurs.
*In March Saudi Arabia, publicly said it would increase oil on the market to cover Libya's oil withdraw.
now in April - guess what...? They Cut Oil Production in march - there was too much on the market --- ????
Why is oil going up...??? I have two sources for you.... Lindsey Williams and Phil Grande ...
one tells you where its going and the other keeps you out of trouble.
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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Okay, can someone please tell me how all the hydrocarbons made it onto Titan??


According to new Cassini data, Saturns largest moon, Titan, has “hundreds” times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the liquid fossil fuel deposits on Earth.
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Was it Dinosaurs too?
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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
Okay, can someone please tell me how all the hydrocarbons made it onto Titan??


According to new Cassini data, Saturns largest moon, Titan, has “hundreds” times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the liquid fossil fuel deposits on Earth.
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Was it Dinosaurs too?
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Yea! Don't you remember the movie about the "Titans of Titan"?

The showed dinosaurs and everything. I thought for a while the blond astronaut was not going to make it back .



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Some links on the subject. Not all 100% for it but none the less included.

Abiotic Oil Is Real


The idea that we are running out of oil is not a new one. Scientists have told us that oil is a limited resource which was formed millions of years ago by the decaying vegetation and biomass of extinct species of plants and animals. With an estimated 1- trillion barrels of oil already extracted from deep wells since commercial drilling began around 1870, many predict that we are nearing the mid-point of remaining oil on the planet.

But there have always been those who claim that oil is a natural substance that forms automatically in the Earth's mantle. They say that it is virtually everywhere, if you can drill deep enough to tap it.


Sustainable Oil Production?


In the late 19th century, Dmitri Mendeleev, renowned Russian chemist and inventor who achieved great fame when he proposed the first version of a periodic table of elements, studied petroleum hydrocarbons. He concluded that hydrocarbons originated from carbon deposits in the depths of the earth, perhaps dating back to the formation of the planet, and could be formed by chemical combination under suitable temperatures and pressures without need for biomass. Astronomical observations of vast amounts of methane on other planets and moons (such on Saturn's Titan) -- obviously formed without the benefit of biomass -- supported this theory.


Odd Reservoir Off Louisiana Prods Oil Experts to Seek a Deeper Meaning


HOUSTON -- Something mysterious is going on at Eugene Island 330.
Production at the oil field, deep in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, was supposed to have declined years ago. And for a while, it behaved like any normal field: Following its 1973 discovery, Eugene Island 330's output peaked at about 15,000 barrels a day. By 1989, production had slowed to about 4,000 barrels a day.

Then suddenly -- some say almost inexplicably -- Eugene Island's fortunes reversed. The field, operated by PennzEnergy Co., is now producing 13,000 barrels a day, and probable reserves have rocketed to more than 400 million barrels from 60 million. Stranger still, scientists studying the field say the crude coming out of the pipe is of a geological age quite different from the oil that gushed 10 years ago.


Biogenic and Abiogenic Petroleum

A very good well structured document that basically casts some doubt on the abiotic theory but does not dismiss it.


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