What is oil even made of? Here’s how fossil fuels form in the ocean and how scientists know where to find it.
The Mysterious Origin And Supply Of Oil
“It runs modern society and fuels serious political tension. But where does oil really come from, and how much is left? The far-out possibilities might surprise you. Nature has been transmuting dead life into black gold for millions of years using little more than heat, pressure and time, scientists tell us.”
Why Is Oil Usually Found In Deserts And Arctic Areas?
“Plate tectonics determines the location of oil and gas reservoirs and is the best key we have to understanding why deserts and arctic areas seem to hold the largest hydrocarbon reserves on earth. But there are other important locations of large reserves: river deltas and continental margins offshore. Together, these four types of areas hold most of the oil and gas in the world today.”
Stanford Scientists Discover How Pangea Helped Make Coal
“The same geologic forces that helped stitch the supercontinent Pangea together also helped form the ancient coal beds that powered the Industrial Revolution.”
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