Abiotic fossil fuel

23 April 2014
Geology

At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/fossil-fuels-puzzle/ … the question is asked – where does fossil fuel come from? Is it abiotic (non-biological) in origin?

The presence of methane on Titan and in the atmosphere of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and other bodies seems to contradict the idea natural gas and oil come from organic material. Yet, similar hydrocarbons were detected during a probe fly-by of Comet Halley as long ago as 1986. See also http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiotic_oil#Extraterresrial_argument … and www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25360516

Fracking is able to reach massive new finds of oil and gas way below the water table. Is all this derived from decomposed forests? How many catastrophic events are required to produce so much oil and gas?

Meanwhile, at www.utaot.com/2012/10/24/richat-structure/ … we have a post on the Eye of the Sahara (as described at Malaga Bay). In effect, it resembles a giant ammonite as it is a curved structure, of concentric layers. It is 50km wide and can be seen from space. See also http://en.wikipedia.org (the Richat Structure).

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