“Fossil” Fuels Did Not Originate from Prehistoric Plants and Animals as We Have Been Told, Like, Forever

Abiogenic Deep Origin of Hydrocarbons and Oil and Gas Deposits Formation

The theory of the abiogenic deep origin of hydrocarbons recognizes that the petroleum is a primordial material of deep origin [Kutcherov, Krayushkin 2010]. This theory explains that hydrocarbon compounds generate in the asthenosphere of the Earth and migrate through the deep faults into the crust of the Earth. There they form oil and gas deposits in any kind of rock in any kind of the structural position (Fig. 1). Thus the accumulation of oil and gas is considered as a part of the natural process of the Earth’s outgrassing, which was in turn responsible for creation of its hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Until recently the obstacles to accept the theory of the abyssal abiogenic origin of hydrocarbons was the lack of the reliable and reproducible experimental results confirming the possibility of the synthesis of complex hydrocarbon systems under the conditions of the asthenosphere of the Earth.

If this is true, oil and gas are wholly renewed by natural geological forces within the earth. An arguably infinite supply of energy.

This is consistent with NASA’s Cassini spacecraft discovering (2017) Saturn’s moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth. “The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes”, according to NASA. Unless, of course, Titan had vast primordial plants and dinosaurs that long ago died and contributed their bodies to making fossil fuels. Somehow, that doesn’t seem plausible.

As such, oil and gas should be considered renewables, no less than wind or solar energy. This, of course, goes against the narrative, and so is not discussed.

The other implication is that scarcity of “fossil” fuels has been contrived. Who would be incentivized to beat the drum on scarcity and a diminishing resource? Big Oil, of course.

“Trust the Science” … not.