Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Crude Oil: A Renewable Resource

UPDATE 06 July 2011: Here's a link to a video from Professor Terry J. Lovell and the PatriotNetworkAZ that makes the perfect update for this topic: Another "You Lied" moment

18 May 2011: It's time for a quick change of pace from the usual Eschatology Today fare. I've been hearing a lot about crude oil lately as I've become an avid listener of XM radio during my morning daily commute. For the most part what I've been hearing about crude oil is diametrically opposed to what I have ever thought I knew or was taught (read: was conditioned to believe by the media and other people) about oil. Things like "crude oil is a fossil fuel" and "crude oil is a non-renewable resource." I remember as a kid the local Sinclair Oil Corporation gas station had a big green brontosaurus as its logo, meaning that oil and gasoline came from long ago dead dinosaurs. I remember thinking, "Ah ha, so that's why God put them giant lizards on the earth!" Wrong, kiddo. Not enough years for Dino to die and turn into oil found at depths deep beneath the earth's surface where there are no fossils, neither plants or animals. So, long story short, after doing some due diligence research on the subject I am very strongly inclined to say at this point that all that stuff I thought I knew or learned (again, conditioned to believe) is a bunch of capital-H Hooey.

I could prattle on about what what I found in my research, but since this is just a quick break from our usual menu I'm instead going to copy verbatim for your reading enjoyment and potential increase in knowledge the crux of an article written back on 10 August 2004 by a man named Barry Ashby on the IndustrialHeating.Com website, entitled "Federal Triangle: Petroleum—A Renewable Resource?"

"It seems many geologists are being petty, arguing over facts that have yet to yield answers about crude oil. The mid July 04 Hedberg Conference by American Association of Petroleum Geologists again discussed biogenic versus abiotic origins of hydrocarbons, an interesting and very significant industrial issue. At current rates of world consumption (over 26 billion barrels a year) and with 80% coming from fields discovered before 1973, end of supply is always a concern because proven reserves are only 1,213 billion barrels, 75% of which is in 370 fields worldwide. It is projected that production rates will peak in 2037 unless new reserves are found and sharply decline thereafter.

Then along comes Dr. Thomas Gold, professor emeritus at Cornell and an astronomer no less, who says not to worry. Petroleum is a renewable resource made deep in the earth by inorganic processes (abiotic — an idea first proposed by Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov in 1757 who called it “rock oil”) and does not come from piles of dead dinosaurs and fermenting leaves (biogenic). The conventional wisdom of petroleum geologists has been offended and most of them are steamed.

Crude oil is a primordial soup but not of biologic origin, says Dr. Gold, forming under great heat and pressure in the deep biosphere and hydrocarbons we now know are common on planetary bodies. The abiotic theory is that methane, the simplest carbon molecule (CH4) we call natural gas, is formed from carbonate rocks and water at depths of 5 to 20 miles, at pressures of 30 to 45 kilobars (441 to 662 ksi), and temperatures approaching 800˚C (1470˚F). Then the methane condenses into heavier hydrocarbons we call petroleum, collecting in subterranean pools. Most geologists agree so far; you can make oil artificially with these conditions. However the abiotic theory as a natural event is different, supported by these facts:

  • High oil quantities are found in locations where assays of prehistoric life
    are not sufficient to have produced the existing reserve.

  • Oil produced from varying depths from the same field has the same chemistry
    and does not vary as the fossil life changes with depth at these same spots.

  • Every oil field outgases helium, which does not appear in meaningful
    quantity in any other venue, and is a thoroughly stable, inorganic gas that is a
    product of radiologic decay of rocks appearing at great depths within the Earth

    The abiotic theory is rejected by geologists who cite these facts:

      Commercial oil fields produce a low content of C-13 isotope in molecules because plant life has available and absorbs the common C-12 isotope;deposits of deep methane have a higher content of the less common (1% of all carbon) C-13 atom. Petroleum deposits occur mainly in horizontal, near-surface reservoirs.

    Actually, it may well be that both protagonists for their cause (antagonists if you prefer) have strength in their arguments. It is known that hydrocarbons migrate within the Earth’s crust as witnessed by production at Eugene Island in the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of Louisiana. In 1973 when discovered, it produced 15,000 bpd but dwindled to 4,000 bpd by 1989. Inexplicably it resumed output to 13,000 bpd but has confounded geologists because current production is of a significantly different (newer) geologic age than yesteryear. Abiogenic proponents say it is being refilled from beneath the formation and that as oil migrates upward; it is attacked by bacteria that alter its appearance. It is known that such bacteria (hyperthermophiles) live at great depths, recorded in Alaska at 4.2 km and in Sweden at 5.2 km (2.6 and 3.2 miles) below the surface.

    There has been a long history of this argument. Mendeleyev, who discovered the Periodic table, said in 1870 the same thing offered in 1962 by Sir Robert Robinson of Britain’s Royal Society that “petroleum is a primordial hydrocarbon to which biological products have been added.” That’s quitesimilar to what Dr. Gold is touting and is of enormous importance due to geopolitics and economic impacts of the highly inelastic supply and demand system existing in the world. If abiotic petroleum formation is true, how much reserve really exists on Earth, and more importantly, is human consumption depleting supply faster than replenishment?"

Oil, like the earth and the entire universe for that matter, was Created by God. And as with all things Created by God there have been really grandiose deceptions foisted upon mankind by Lucifer to deceive us into believing things which quite simply are not true. All manner of things, from A to Z, including natural resources. Lucifer even has used generally nice and trustworthy people relay these untruths to us from a very early age. Think of this the next time you fill 'er up and see red because of the price we sheeple are paying these days to feed our commuter vehicles their life's blood. Fuel for thought.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Reality Check for the Bride of Christ in the Face of Imminent Prophetic Fulfillment

3 July 2011: We, the Bride of Christ, are witnesses to the stage-setting and character introductions of the literal and final fulfillment of 'last days' prophecy. This what I believe we can take away from the seemingly fearful current and imminent future events discussed in the blog item below this one. We MUST use this information as a part of our witness for Christ. I believe the many detailed prophecies have been given us for this very purpose.

Looked at another way, we know about the imminent future events in detail and in advance. How much more of an advantage do we require to win over souls for our Lord? As an example of this type of an advantage, consider how lopsided the final scores of an entire season of football games would be if our team had all of the other team's playbooks? Dare I say such a team would finish the season UNDEFEATED?

This is the situation the Bride of Christ finds itself in right here, right now, today! This is our "reality check" just prior to the standing up of Michael the Archangel to execute his Divinely appointed last days mission.

So, how busy are we in completing our Divinely appointed mission?