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Originally posted by iforget
reply to post by starwarsisreal
I am not sure exactly what your point is here, we do know how to synthesize fuel, regardless of how petroleum was formed originally it is still the same source we tap with our wells at this time.
abiotic oil theory is hypothetical
Chinese direct coal liquefaction economics
Shenhua Group recently reported that their direct coal liquefaction process is competitive with oil prices above $60 per barrel. Previous reports have indicated an anticipated cost of production of less than $30 per barrel, based on a direct coal liquefaction process, and a coal mining cost of under $10/ton.