The ‘Peak Oil’ Myth

‘Peak Oil’ is the notion that we are running out of oil quickly because production will soon peak, and forevermore decline.  ‘Peak Oil’ is based entirely upon ‘fossil fuel’ theory – the theory that petroleum is created from centuries-old biomass (ferns and dinosaur bones), and is thus limited in supply.

‘Fossil fuel’ theory is unproven in the laboratory and it dates back to the year 1757, not exactly the zenith of scientific technique and knowledge. When you really think about it, creating oil out of dinosaurs doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Fortunately for us curious souls, there happens to be another explanation which is very modern and far more plausible, abiotic petroleum, which asserts that petroleum is created by the earth’s geological processes, namely magma systems.  This modern and scientifically proven theory means that there is a near limitless supply of petroleum because the earth creates more of it every day.

Nature is very good at creating things, so don’t let cognitive dissonance get the better of you on this one – abiotic petroleum is the real deal.

An exceptional analysis of the two petroleum theories is at the Center for an Informed America, by David McGowan.  Please do read the entire article, you won’t find a better one on the web. Here is a tidbit:

It appears that, unbeknownst to Westerners, there have actually been, for quite some time now, two competing theories concerning the origins of petroleum. One theory claims that oil is an organic ‘fossil fuel’ deposited in finite quantities near the planet’s surface. The other theory claims that oil is continuously generated by natural processes in the Earth’s magma. One theory is backed by a massive body of research representing fifty years of intense scientific inquiry. The other theory is an unproven relic of the eighteenth century. One theory anticipates deep oil reserves, refillable oil fields, migratory oil systems, deep sources of generation, and the spontaneous venting of gas and oil. The other theory has a difficult time explaining any such documented phenomena.

If you read ‘Peak Oil’ literature you will see a lot of graphs and figures and charts displaying oil production and known reserves.  Two things make these graphs, figures, and charts irrelevant:

1) Oil production has been artificially limited for many years now.  Perfectly functioning and very profitable oil refineries have been shut down for the purposes of limiting supply and driving up prices.  Mr. McGowan reviews a few of these instances.

2) Oil reserve estimates have been fudged (as in, ‘Woops, we had the decimal in the wrong place!’) for the same reasons.  Mr. McGowan reviews a few of these instances as well.

If you’re wondering why certain influential people might want to deceive the masses about oil supply, look no further than the Problem-Reaction-Solution playbook. Crises are contrived by the ‘powers that be’ so they can swoop in with ‘fixes’ by the government.  As we  know all too well, the government is not very good at fixing problems – although it is very good at exacerbating them and scaring the hell out of people as they raise taxes and ‘de-regulate’ (read: monopolize) industries.  Global Carbon Tax anyone?

On a personal note, I can recall my grade-school textbooks ‘informing’ me that the world would run out of ‘fossil fuels’ in about 20 years.  I am now 30 years old, and what I am being told…that we will run out of oil in about 20 years.  I call bullshit.

From If hydrocarbons are renewable- then is “Peak Oil” a fraud? at

“Says Dr. J.F. Kenney, a long-time research on the origins of hydrocarbons:

For almost a century, various predictions have been made that the human race was imminently going to run out of available petroleum. The passing of time has proven all those predictions to have been utterly wrong. It is pointed out here how all such predictions have depended fundamentally upon an archaic hypothesis from the 18th century that petroleum somehow (miraculously) evolved from biological detritus, and was accordingly limited in abundance.”

That hypothesis has been replaced during the past forty years by the modern Russian-Ukrainian theory of abyssal, abiotic petroleum origins which has established that petroleum is a primordial material erupted from great depth. Therefore, according to Kenney, petroleum abundances are limited by little more than the quantities of its constituents as were incorporated into the Earth at the time of its formation.

As far back as 1757, in his address at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Academician Mikhailo V. Lomonosov, stated:

“Rock oil originates as tiny bodies of animals buried in the sediments which, under the influence of increased temperature and pressure acting during an unimaginably long period of time, transform into rock oil [petroleum , or crude oil]”

More than 200 years later, Professor Emmanuil Chekaliuk told the conference on Petroleum and Petroleum Geology in Moscow that:

“Statistical thermodynamic analysis has established clearly that hydrocarbon molecules which comprise petroleum require very high pressures for their spontaneous formation, comparable to the pressures required for the same of diamond. In that sense, hydrocarbon molecules are the high-pressure polymorphs of the reduced carbon system as is diamond of elemental carbon. Any notion which might suggest that hydrocarbon molecules spontaneously evolve in the regimes of temperature and pressure characterized by the near-surface of the Earth, which are the regimes of methane creation and hydrocarbon destruction, does not even deserve consideration.””

From The Myth of Peak Oil at Prison Planet:

“Peak oil is a scam designed to create artificial scarcity and jack up prices while giving the state an excuse to invade our lives and order us to sacrifice our hard-earned living standards.

Publicly available CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] and Club of Rome strategy manuals from 30 years ago say that a global government needs to control the world population through neo-feudalism by creating artificial scarcity. Now that the social architects have de-industrialized the United States, they are going to blame our economic disintegration on lack of energy supplies.”

We encourage interested readers to explore Club of Rome documents at Knowledge Driven



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2 responses to “The ‘Peak Oil’ Myth

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