Is oil a fossil fuel?


Is oil a fossil fuel? That is something I have always considered strange. Essentially fossils only go down about 1600ft into the earth and are positioned there by how the earth has pushed up over itself over the millenia. Now we drill oil from depths far in excess of this so how did it get there. For generations the theory of oil as a fossil fuel has supported the Peak Oil theory which defined a cap on available oil reserves pushing the price ever higher. A more pragmatic approach could be that improving technologies continuallty expand our horizons and allow access to reserves that will support oil demand for many decades if not centuries. Is oil a fossil fuel? Like Coal it is certainly a hydro carbon. There is another  theory though, which if true would totally revolutionise our perception of oil  as a fuel in the future. That is…

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