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The hypothesis of abiogenic petroleum origin is an alternative hypothesis to the biological origin theory which was popular in Russia and Ukraine between the 1950s and 1980s. Most petroleum geologists do not consider abiogenic petroleum to exist in significant amounts, and there is no indication that an application of the hypothesis is or has ever been of commercial value.[1]

The hypothesis states that natural petroleum was formed from deep carbon deposits, perhaps dating to the formation of the Earth. The presence of methane on Titan is held as evidence. Supporters of the abiogenic hypothesis suggest that there may be a great deal more petroleum on Earth than commonly thought, and that petroleum may originate from carbon-bearing fluids which migrate upward from the mantle.... - more
Posted on: Oct. 24, 2008 5:21pm,UTC
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