Is oil and natural gas inexhaustible?
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i think it will last for 10-12 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I think it will last a bit longer than that! . Even so, our oil won't last for ever. At the moment, the world uses about 26,000,000,000 barrels every year. At this rate, there should be enough oil for at least another 40 years. . the oil suppl…ies in the ground won't last for ever. The oil fields already discovered hold over 1 million million barrels of oil (1,000,000,000,000). . someone needs to check stupid peoples answer like above the correct answer is 70 years. it may go longer if the US does not mess with middle east that is where we get ALL are oil from. . For US natural gas, between 10 and 75 years. It depends on whether the calculation is based on proved reserves or technically recoverable resources . . Using 2006 EIA supply and production values for natural gas: In proved reserves, we had 211 Tcf (trillion cubic feet)  - about a 10 year supply. In technically recoverable resources, we had 1,533 Tcf  - about a 75 year supply. . Historically, calculations based on proved reserves are a terribly unreliable predictor of how long gas reserves will last. For example, in 1996 we had 166 Tcf of dry natural gas in proved reserves. Between 1996 and 2006 we extracted 190 Tcf of gas so we actually extracted 15% more gas than we had in reserves (based on 1996 numbers). Yet by the end of 2006, we had 25% more gas in reserves (211 Tcf) than we had in 1996.  . Each year, for at least the past 30 years, EIA inventory reports show that our supply of proved reserves will last 8-13 years . This isn't a knock on EIA, proved reserves is a valuable number when used as a near-term indicator of ready reserves but it represents only about 10-15% of our total natural gas resources. .  http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_gas/data_publications/crude_oil_natural_gas_reserves/historical/2006/pdf/table01.pdf  http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/txt/ptb0401.html  http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_gas/data_publications/crude_oil_natural_gas_reserves/historical/2006/pdf/appd.pdf (MORE)
It's finite, but we don't know HOW finite. This is the thing: We are not currently running out of oil. We have plenty. What we are running out of is cheap oil--the kind you can extract for less than it's worth.
Well, I'm not sure about the natural gas part of the question BUT I can tell you where OIL was first successfully drilled in the USA. My hometown of Titusville Pennsylvania. That's right, back on August 27th 1859 Col. Edwin L. Drake and "Uncle" Billy Smith drilled the first commercially successful o…il well in the United States. . Many that think of oil often think of the Beverly Hillbillies or Texas, but it ALL started in Titusville PA. Around Titusville there was also another town formed out the "oil boom". Known as "Pithole City" it formed almost overnight and at one point had over 15,000 residents...not bad for an extremely young city back in the 1800's. But as quickly as Pithole appeared it became a ghost town. You can still visit the grounds of where it once was and take a stroll down the former streets of this once booming city. It was once said about Titusville that it had more "Millionaires" than any other place on earth. Many well known people resided there such as John Heisman of Football fame, Jeannie Seeley the country singer and Ida Tarbell the famous author and journalist. Even U.S. Grant was in Titusville during his duty as US President to honor the area for it discovery. . Today Titusville still celebrates it's oil heritage during it's "Oil Festival Days" where street dances, 3 on 3 basketball, concerts, and many other fun activities are waiting to be experienced. It is a very friendly town and many efforts are being made to make it a "Hot spot" for tourists. Hope this answered your question somewhat! If you ever have time, go check out "The valley that changed the world!". (MORE)
The world supply of natural gas is not inexhaustible. It is notrenewable and will eventually run out. Some estimates state that itwill last less than 100 years at present usage.
Oil and natural gas are found in source rocks contained in the earths crust. Source rocks are rich in organic matter which was rapidly buried in quiet, non-areated environments. The organic component through which hydrocarbons are formed is called Kerogen of which there are three types. Type 1- Sapr…olitic (marine algae and animals) Type 2- Mixed (saprolitic and humic) Type 3- Humic (plants other than marine algae) Type 1 kerogen originates in marine environments and usually forms liquid hydrocarbons such as oil. Type 2 is a mix between types 1 and 3 and forms both oil and natural gas. Type 3 originates in terrestrial environments and usually creates both coal or natural gas. (MORE)
Answer . First thing to do would be to contact the state Geological Survey and see if they have any information concerning oil and natural gas resources in your area.
All are fossil fuels which means that they were formed from plants and animals from millions of years ago. Coal is a solid. It is mostly carbon. It is made from mostly plant materials. Oil is a liquid. It is a mixture of hydrocarbons. It is more animal materials. Its composition is different d…epending on where it is found. Natural gas is a gas. It is mostly methane, CH4. (MORE)
Oil furnaces cannot be converted to gas - LP or natural - as they have totally different burners and have very different internal construction.
Â· Wind, solar and hydroelectric power provide energy from sunlight, air movement and evaporation (in the form of water that rises from the ocean, falls on the land, enters rivers and subsequently passes through the turbines in dams). These processes will continue as long as there is weather on p…lanet Earth, meaning that energy can be gained from them forever. Energy that is gained from geothermal technology is also effectively inexhaustible, because it uses the warmth of the planetary core. Inexhaustible energy sources differ from renewable energy sources because they won't be used up under any conditions. (MORE)
Oil and natural gas forms from the buried remains of living things. The remains take millions of years to change into oil and natural gas.
oil is non renewable when it is a fossil fuel and when it is refined and went through processes it becomes renewable because you get to use over and over again.
Oil and natural gas, also called fossil fuels, are formed by anaerobic decomposition of dead and buried organisms. Anaerobic decomposition is the decomposition of something while lacking oxygen, which is caused by it being buried in mud and sediment, which over time (millions of years) will cause… favorable conditions for fossil fuels to form. (MORE)
Fossil fuels - because they were formed from remains of vegetation or algae over millions of years.
They have been formed over millions of years as dead animals and plants have been crushed and compressed by the weight of the ever-increasing material on top of them. Their age, along with the fact that they are unrenewable sources i.e. they will never be re-made, leads to the fact that they are fos…sil fuels. (MORE)
Resources that are unlimited in nature and are not likely to be exhausted by human activities fall under this category. Solar radiation, air, water, precipitation (rainfall, snow fall, etc.,) and atomic power are some instances of such resources. Some of them may undergo temporary imbalances due to …human activity e.g. the quality of atmosphere due to air pollution. (MORE)
Generally, the fuel gas we use comes from underground reservoirs, or natural gas, and this is a conventional source. However, a very small part of natural gas sources is the methane found in coal seams. It is being produced and marketed as natural gas and often classified as an unconventional source… of natural gas. We generally don't use the term "natural oil" but rather crude oil, that is a conventional source. Oil and gas can be produced as biofuels, and these are considered unconventional sources. (MORE)
obviously the previous answer is incorrect, the true answer isthat natural gas and oil is NOT minerals because they both lack acrystal structure and a solid form. . +++ . That's not correct either: I am not sure about natural gas, butoil is regarded as a mineral. Although many minerals are indeedc…rystalline, that property does not necessarily define a mineral.Coal, iron-ore and clay are amorphous minerals, too, forexample. (MORE)
Both oil and natural gas are the compressed remains of marineorganisms. Both are made due to pressure and heat under buriedlayers of rock over millions of years.
Natural gas is often found with crude oil, and has in the past just been flared off. I don't think oil is turned into gas though.
natural gas is bad for the environment because as soon as it gets in your tap water, it releases toxics into the water that turn it brown and make it flammable. if you drink the polluted water, you could get very bad headaches, loss of smell and sometimes taste (i know it sounds hard to believe) and… loss of hunger. and as for animals, dramatic hair loss, weight loss even death. (MORE)
Oil and gas are created by heating and compression of thick layers of dead microscopic sea creatures (plankton), taking place deep underground and over millions of years. Where undecayed organic material accumulates at shallow depths, it forms peat, which is the precursor to coal.
because natural gas you can not see it and oil you can see and it is sticky
Oil And Natural Gasses Are Considered Non Renewable because It Takes Them A Very, Very , Very Long Time For The Natural Gasses And The Oil To Reform
All useful energy systems, save nuclear, are non renewable. What some consider renewable (Solar and Wind) are not able to provide any useful levels of power and cost more energy then they create.
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No one knows for sure exactly how much there is of either so it's impossible to give you a definite answer.
See related link. Louisiana, Alaska and Texas are #1, 2 and 3, ranked by production.
Natural gas is non-renewable. It can only be used once. Our commercial sources of gas are almost entirely nonrenewable. See related link. Renewable sources of gas would be biogas from landfills, however this source is a very small part of natural gas usage. .
Oxygen is an element. It can become part of something else, like carbon dioxide, and it can separate out again. It can't be destroyed, so, it probably is an inexhaustible resource.
Well it is basically bio-fuel. It is the only type of natural oil and gas. Well except for farts. Those are natural too!
Inexhaustible natural resources are natural resources that neverrun out, such as solar energy and geothermal energy. A natural resource is something, such as a forest, mineral deposit,or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or usefulto humans.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is described in the simplest manner as a method to increase the output of a well, regardless of it is an oil or natural gas well. It is necessary, especially with gas wells, as natural gas is most commonly found in shale formations. Shale isn't exactly a porous (c…onductive) material, and therefore the output of a well without fracturing will be significantly lower - typically to the point of where it would not be economical for the well to be drilled and put into production without it. There are many ways to "frack" a well, and the method used by companies that do this vary according to where on the planet it is being done. For example, in western Arkansas the geology is largely sandstone and a nitrogen injection method (at low rates of about 30 barrels per minute) is used. In shale formations, slickwater injection (just water at high rates of typically 100 barrels per minute) is used. Since it is the easiest method to describe, I'll provide details on slickwater fracturing. In a traditional "plug and perf" method of fracking a well (which is typically done multiple times on a single well), a device called a "gun" is placed downhole at a specific zone of the well where the fracking needs to occur. Think of the gun as a long cylinder, about 30 feet long and a few inches in diameter, full of holes on the outside that look like golf balls cut in half. These "holes" are filled with shaped explosive charges that are detonated in the well that produces channels where proppant will be injected. During a frack stage, straight water is initially injected into a well, typically with "frack balls." The purpose of a frack ball is simple: fluids, just like electricity, will always take the path of least resistance, and therefore frack balls will act as a temporary plug to divert water away from it so that all areas of the zone that is being fracked will be done so equally. You can tell when a ball is seated into its place in the well by a spike in pressure, as low as a few hundred PSI, and sometimes as high as a few thousand PSI. After this spike, acid (hydrochloric, typically 15% concentration), is injected into the well. It is used to weaken the formation and lower inital pressure. After acid is injected, water is injected once again. After this, a mixture of sand and water is injected into the well. Under pressure, of course, the amount of pressure varies according to the geology of the area, and can be just a couple of thousand PSI, to upwards of 20,000 PSI. Regardless of the pressure pumped at, during a successful frack you will see a drop in pressure (slight) as the stage goes on, and an eventaul rise in pressure, indicating that the zone you are fracking into is reaching its maximum amount of sand that can be injected into it. The sand type used varies again according to the geology of the area, and the client company that owns the well, and multiple sand types can be used in a single stage, but its function is all the same: it is a proppant, to "prop" open a conductive channel in the well for the gas to flow, as it is far more porous than shale, and it is this sand that makes the difference in the well's output. (MORE)
Actually yes ! oil is found in the wells beneath the surface wherease the natural gas is present on its surface when we found the teasure of oil we will definitely get natural gas too because the gas eimmt from the oil is known as natural gas :-)
From fossils like old plants and animals breaking down and becoming a gas or liquid. This process can take up to thousands and millions of years.
Yes, gas and oil are natural resources. They come from nature, organic matter deposited underground millions of years ago.
The oil and natural gas industry is the backbone of the American economy and what happens in the industry reverberates throughout the entire economy. That's because the industry supports more than 9 million American jobs and makes significant economic contributions as an employer and purchaser of Am…erican goods and services. In 2009, the most recent year for which data is available, the industry supported a total value added to the national economy of more than $1 trillion or 7.7 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. (MORE)
Natural gas is natural gas. It is not made from crude oil or anything else. Thus the name.
Oil, natural gas, and coal are all fossil fuels meaning they come from the earth and are nonrenewable resources meaning they can be replaced but it takes very long as in many many years.
In huge power stations. Natural gas and oil is pumped in and burnt, the heat released is used to super heat water to pressurized steam, this steam drives a turbine which drives a generator which produces electricity.
Oil and natural gas energy is only a small part of the Oil Industry. Keep in mind, the oil used for your car, the propane for you BBQ, the Butane for your lighters, soldering irons, and blowtorches, and even more all come from the Oil Industry. It is beneficial because it is so common. It is not ben…eficial because it isn't renewable. (MORE)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is an Indian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Dehradun, India. Before it became a publicly held company it was a government body, known as The Oil and Natural Gas Commission.
the advantage of oil is it generates lots of electricity in one place and the advantage of gas is you use it in alot of house things like cooker and for your boiler to heat the water up for a bath and things
Oil and gas are fossil fuels and come from millions of year of earths pressure on the fossil and plant life that once existed. This is why they are nonrenewable.
I am trying to figure out the same thing... The question here is very vast. You would need to find a way to produce engery like oil n gas does to cars, planes, military equipment, trains ect. You could also find a way to convert a nation, literly an entire country to stop useing bottled water as tha…t produces 17 billion gallons of crude oil a year. (MORE)
Crude and natural gas come from the same place, oil wells. Natural gas is a combination of several gaseous molecules, Methane being the most prominent.Crude oil is the liquid component of these fossil fuels, which is broken down into several refined products in a refinery such as gasoline, kerosene,… home heating oil, lubricating oils, among several others. (MORE)
Renewable energy (solar, wind, water, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass and biofuel). coal,wood
Natural as, methane (CH 4 ), is non-renewable. It is one of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).
They are produced during the fossilization process of carbon richorganic material. Heat and pressure deep in the earth's crust causechemical changes.
They only affect water in a negative way. CH 4 + 2O 2 â CO 2 + 2H 2 O For methane there are two molecules of water produced for everymolecule of carbon dioxide. Methane affects water since methane attracts microbes that consumesOxygen. So the methane and microbe level rise and can create as…ituation where there is so little oxygen that hardly anything cansurvive. (MORE)
Natural gas is less expensive to produce than distilling crude oilfor heating. Though, many different products are produced bydistilling and refining crude oil, especially in plastics, etc.