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Oil not always made of dinosaurs - Elena's Journal
Oil not always made of dinosaurs

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drzhivago From: drzhivago Date: November 16th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm skeptical there's any meaningful amount of abiotic oil though. I think if we're to continue with burning hydrocarbons much longer, we're going to have to look at getting bacteria to make it.
roastbeefguy From: roastbeefguy Date: November 16th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I've actually been saying for a while now that the whole idea of oil being solely made of dinosaurs is preposterous and not logically sound. These guys are proving it, though, which is good. It's my theory that oil has been treated in a similar fashion to diamonds - supposedly one of the most precious gems on the planet. Diamonds are, in fact, a very common gemstone, but the market has been almost entirely controlled by one company for more than 100 years. De Beers kept such a tight hold on the diamond market and artificially hiked up the prices justifying this by telling everyone that diamonds are rare. I imagine the same type of thing is happening with oil.
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