is it very likely that there are large oil deposits in most places around the world? why the Middle east supposedly has so much more ?
I just find it odd that they found oil right in the very places that would make it most convenient to transport. the middle east has always been the center point of trade for the world due to its central location between east and west and because of the seas close to it on both sides
- busterwasmycatLv 73 months agoBest Answer
Not everywhere has oil because not everywhere had a period of shallow seas rich in plant life. The Middle East was a shallow sea (part of the Tethys, a precursor of sorts to the Mediterranean, or rather the Med is about all that is left of that sea) in semitropical latitudes with lots of biological activity for many millions of years, and that is why there is so much oil in rocks or sediments of that age. Roughly the same reason oil in Texas and Louisiana was so important a source (and still is although we have extracted lots of the easier stuff to get already).
The geological history of a region is hugely important as to what resources are likely to be awaiting our searches. They are not spread around the earth equally, at all.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Squeeze an olive, you get olive oil.
The oil deposits around the world are the result of the plants being washed away and then compressed in layers under billions of tons of debri and water. Some plant life fossilized, and others were compressed to create the oil deposits. There's a good video called 'the history of oil' on YouTube you'd like.
These trees were buried by tsunami waves; the mud engulfed them, burying them upright.
Under the forces of extreme pressure minerals in the sediment turned them to stone.
*Stone cannot be dated.*
Once around the sun = one year.
You can't hold up a rock and tell us how many times it has travelled around the sun:
it does not 'age'.
Every fossil that exists on the planet was created during the world-wide flood.
That's why there are clam fossils on the top of Mt. Everest.
- ioerrLv 73 months ago
deposits are one thing. what it costs to get them out of the ground is another.
the middle east has a lot of oil that's easy to extract