June 20, 2010
“Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.” This line from the epic poem “Marmion” by Sir Walter Scott, describes quite accurately the long twisting of facts and plausible deny-ability of outcomes engaged in over the last century that have all culminated in the enormous oil “spill” in the coastal waters of Louisiana we see today.
As we all remember from our school days, oil comes from fossils hence the name fossil fuel, right? We were taught that oil was a finite resource created by millions of years of heat and pressure on ancient remains which produced the rare black crude we convert into gasoline and other petrochemicals. This theory was foisted by the large oil companies in the 1950s, an attempt at explaining the fossil imprint observed in crude oil. Thus the theory contains the view that oil will eventually run out– big oil’s opportunity for a fundamental scarcity scheme and an ever increasing pricing structure.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
In 1956 geophysicist Marion Hubbert’s research on the estimated oil reserves and projected oil production in the US, concluded a peak would occur between 1966 and 1972 — Peak Oil Theory. When his projections coincided somewhat with the first oil shortage in 1973, it reverberated world wide. This was short-lived however, soon new supplies were discovered offshore, in Alaska and elsewhere. Yet the finite fossil origins of oil were still jealously clung to even though big oil knew of the more plausible abiotic origin even then.
The geological Abiotic Oil Theory gives a more scientifically demonstrable oil creation model. It shows constant production originating in the Earth’s deepest boundary crust, where elements undergo a high heat and pressure transformation interaction with magma and the mantle. This theory of non biological oil has resurfaced through the work of noted physicist and astronomer, Dr. Thomas Gold. As Dr. Gold states it, the reason for the fossil signature in crude oil is because under high pressure it passes through many ancient fossil layers on its way to its resting place in subterranean caverns and fossil sands beneath the surface.
Through the relatively new practice of drilling extremely deep wells 25,000 feet or deeper, such as the ones in the Louisiana Gulf, and by Russia in the Arctic, all gushing oil having no fossil signature. Marion Hubbert’s Peak theory is going the way of the dinosaur. We are seeing the abiotic theory being vindicated and proven to be the likely oil creation process.
So where does that leave us? Well, the recent reporting of heated dialogues between the on site geologists, as well as technicians from other companies, with the British Petroleum executives who completely disregarded proper procedure — some of these shouting matches were as early as February, two months before the blow out — we can see the possibility here of a “planned from the top’ environmental catastrophe. Could this be to usher in the IPCC agenda, namely a world carbon tax to be paid by everyone to a world body?
My question if this be the case is, how is taxing carbon emissions from a carbon based life form, we the people, going to offset the obvious foot-dragging by British Petroleum, and the unconstitutional blocking of the States by the federal government from engaging in skimming, and other tested techniques to clean up their coastal waters and shorelines? I will leave you with this:
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
–H. L. Mencken
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