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Old 09-13-2018, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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U.S. Has 'Likely' Become the World's Biggest Oil Producer

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The U.S. energy agency estimated that the United States produced an average of 10.9 million barrels a day in August, compared with about 10.8 million barrels a day by Russia and around 10.4 million from Saudi Arabia.
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In 2017, the United States consumed a total of 7.26 billion barrels of petroleum products, an average of about 19.88 million barrels per day.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think "produced" isn't as accurate as "extracted".
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I just posted this in the Consensus thread:



Producing the most is not the same as having the most.

I completely accept his explanation of where that oil comes from. There's more biomass by volume in the Earth's crust than on it.
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That makes sense as there are way more creatures that have died than are currently living, or recently deceased.
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We find that the kingdoms of life concentrate at different locations on the planet; plants (≈450 Gt C, the dominant kingdom) are primarily terrestrial, whereas animals (≈2 Gt C) are mainly marine, and bacteria (≈70 Gt C) and archaea (≈7 Gt C) are predominantly located in deep subsurface environments. We show that terrestrial biomass is about two orders of magnitude higher than marine biomass and estimate a total of ≈6 Gt C of marine biota, doubling the previous estimated quantity.
But what Styx is talking about is bacteria in the Earth's crust.

Anaerobic means living but not breathing oxygen.

New sulfate-breathing species discovered beneath ocean crust: Third of Earth's biomass in largely uncharted environment
https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0115091910.htm

Abiotic means never was alive

Hydrocarbons in the deep Earth?
https://phys.org/news/2009-07-hydroc...eep-earth.html


Why not both?
Mysterious Microbes Found Deep in Earth's Crust
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Adding intrigue to the story, it appears the hydrocarbons these deep-dwelling microbes eat may be produced inside the Earth itself, in a mysterious process entirely independent of the power of the sun, the energy source for almost all life on our planet.
https://www.livescience.com/29857-mi...ths-crust.html

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