25 Aug '12, 1pm

Endless oil: the stuff of conspiracy theorists – or the real deal? | Peak

Like, for instance, that German scientists came up with something called the Fischer-Tropsch Process – a formula “unlocking the secrets to how oil is formed” – that the Nazis used to produce synthetic oil, thus explaining how a country with little oil of its own could wage a fuel-intensive, multiyear, multifront war. Or that oil isn’t actually the product of millions of years of decay of fossilized biological debris, but rather the result of a chemical process that is continually occurring deep inside the Earth, by which new oil pools will continue to bubble up toward the surface where we can get to them, presumably for (more or less) eternity.

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