As the myth of “Fossil Fuels” slowly crumbles.
Commenter Louis H. says, “Methane is the most basic molecular building block of all hydrocarbon gasses and liquids we collectively refer to as petroleum, It can be polymerized to make all of them.
Yes, it appears the Russians (and Thomas Gold) were correct.”
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Add massive peat beds to the ‘polymer’ equation and you have a possible solution as to why Coal, Oil, and Gas are often found superposed!
Thomas Gold, 1920-2004, was an Austrian born Astrophysicist, who in the 1950’s became interested in theory of oil formation and postulated the idea of Abiogenic Oil formation. He didn’t know at the time that some Russian scientists were also coming to the same theory of Abiotic oil. He was disappointed that his idea was not original, but at the same time delighted to find out that others had come to the same conclusions. Read more about Thomas Gold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Gold
Ultra-slow spreading ocean ridges were discovered in the Arctic in 2003 by scientists at Woods Hole Ocenographic Institution. They found that for large regions the sea floor splits apart by pulling up solid rock from deep within the earth. These rocks, known as peridotites (after the gemstone peridot) come from the deep layer of the earth known as the mantle. Credit Dr. Henry J.B. Dick, WHOI / nsf.gov
From CAGE – Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment
New source of methane discovered in the Arctic Ocean
Methane, a highly effective greenhouse gas, is usually produced by decomposition of organic material, a complex process involving bacteria and microbes.
But there is another type of methane that can appear under specific circumstances: Abiotic methane is formed by chemical reactions in the oceanic crust beneath the seafloor.
New findings show that deep water gas hydrates, icy substances in the sediments that…
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