Is the Earth still creating oil?

I have tried searching… so forgive me if this has been discussed earlier

According to a study by several apparently credible scientists, Dr. Thomas Gold (founding director of Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Space Research) and Dr. J.F. Kenney of Gas Resources Corporations, Houston, Texas, the earth may still be creating oil. Link to first article .

If they are correct, we may have a lot more time to go on the natural oil reserves of the planet than some have claimed:

There is a much more technical paper here

Am I reading bunk? Or might there be some validity here? I have no axe to grind either way…but it is an intriguing thought.

Looks like you should see this current thread.


What thread?

Mods… feel free to move my post if there is thread on this.

It has been mentioned here before by people that seem to know about this stuff. My understanding is that it is an alternate fringe theory but not hopelessly crackpot.

I find it really strange that scientists still can’t agree if oil is created through orhanic or inorganic processes.

I am sorry: This thread

I am not sure what happen the first time.
I previewed and clicked it to make sure.


What Exit… thank you for the quick reply.

I really need to hone my SDMB search skills.

Mods - feel free to close this thread. It is clearly redundant of previous discussions.

(Gringo goes back to preparing for the weekend).