American Elephants


What if Oil is Not a Fossil Fuel? by The Elephant's Child
February 1, 2008, 5:47 pm
Filed under: News, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: ,

We have long learned that oil is a “fossil fuel” formed over centuries and millenia from compression of the remains of organisms, the biogenic theory.  But there is a rival theory that oil and natural gas are abiogenic, “that is that they are formed from non-biological chemical processes that convert carbon from one of the Earth’s inner layers (the mantle) into longer carbon chains as these lighter carbon compounds rise toward the surface of the Earth.”

Ken Green touches on several of the implications of recent research at ‘Planet Gore’ on National Review Online.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the greens aren’t going to like this.


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