Very Interesting - Sustainable Oil? Are the old theories wrong?

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Hmmm....I thought....interesting. I never believed we would run out of crude. I've always believed God in His Goodness put enough oil in this earth to last mankind until we no longer need it. So I googled and found this:

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    Thought this was a very interesting article and info, especially in light of what we're paying at the pump. The article also points out that scientists may be wrong about how oil is made - it would take a lot of dinosaur bones, etc.

    Anyway, this is for those who are interested. [​IMG]
     
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    Very interesting read. Thanks.

    Will read the links after my glasses quit steaming. Just filled up the Mercury . . [​IMG]
     
  3. Deacon

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    The car may fill itself up if you wait long enough. :rolleyes:

    More information on the proponent of this theory is provided in a link, Fuel's Paradise
    Rob
     
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    Come and listen to the story/'bout a man named Jed
    the poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed

    And then one day while he's shootin' at some food/when up through the ground came a bubblein' crude

    Oil that is

    Black gold

    Texas Tea
     
  5. Ben W

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    In South Australia, we are experimenting with "Bio-Diesal" a fuel that is created from Vegetable oil, it gives out about ten percent of the emissions of regular Diesal fuel and it completly renewable and provides work for farmers into the bargain.
     
  6. WallDoctor

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    I hadn't heard about Eugene Island, but I have heard and believe that the World is in no near danger of running out of oil. The fact is, every year they find new resevoirs of oil. It might become harder and harder to get to the oil like some which is really deep down in the ocean, but oil will never run out.

    What I hate is that we keep making cars so complicated so they don't pollute that it's becoming too expensive for poor people to drive. My 1981 Ford F150 had an engine and transmission and nothing else, I could climb in under the hood and close the door....and when things broke they were cheap to fix by yourself. Now days a car is so complicated, that they are going to kill poor people 10 years from now with repairs when when these new hybrid cars reach the 10-15 year old age.
     
  7. Brett

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    While I'm often skeptical of the claims of radical environmentalists, I can also see that the notion that the oil supply is limitless is foolhardy at best. We may keep finding it for the time being, but we won't forever. It's just common sense.
     
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    Good old Eugene Island. The company I work for has a stake in that block. Our refining and marketing subsidiary where I work in the crude oil accounting group has been purchasing that oil from our production and exploration subsidiary for the almost 26 years I have been working in that section. [​IMG]

    Obviously, there is something happening that the old theories didn't take into account for oil fields to be self-replenishing.
     
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    I didn't mean that oil would never run out literally Brett, but not anywhere in the lifetime of me (28) or my kids and probably not their kids. And we are in the infant stages of other forms of energy which 150 year from now I am sure will have advanced enough to cover any decline in oil availability. And that's assuming Christ doesn't return first.


    I do like the idea of self-replenishing oil supplies. I'd like it to be true just to stick it to the environmentalists. I'd like to be there at Greenpeace the day they prove that beyond any shadow of doubt. [​IMG]
     
  10. go2church

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    Why oil? We aren't smart enough to come up with something better then the internal combustion engine? The answer is yes, we are smart enough and have already come up with viable alternatives. I'm not anti-oil, just pro technology.
     
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    But why not oil? The combustion engine is one of the world's greatest inventions. [​IMG]
     
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    I like technology as much as the next guy but when I find out there is nothing wrong with my car except a bad computer chip, I remember the days when there were no computers in cars and they were simpler, and any handiman could fix his own car.

    Cars today are so complicated, that we are finally beginning to see a generation of poor people who can not afford to drive because it costs too much to fix their vehicles. My 1981 truck I could fix myself. I have no idea whats even under the hood of anything made in the 21st century.

    Politicians always forget that when they make new laws to make gas emissions tighter. That in 10 years people buying a 2001 truck which he needs to get to work with won't be able to keep it on the road. Especially in States where they demand retesting every couple of years.

    It's the liberal agenda against poor people driving I tell ya.
     
  13. Karen

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    I'm not a petroleum engineer and this won't be very precisely stated, but it is my understanding that pressure and flow can change underground. Waterfloods and other enhanced recovery do this artificially. There can be many natural reasons. For example, different formations could leak into each other because of seismic disturbances.
    So I'm not sure I would see this as disproving things.

    Also, the way reserves are measured is relative to price. At $1/barrel we would have almost no oil reserves left in this country. At $100/ barrel, we would have a lot more reserves than we do now.

    Karen
     

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