Oil and Gas — Evidence for the Global Flood

Some of us know the Sinclair Oil company's dinosaur logo. The prevalent thinking at the time was that dinosaurs died and turned into oil, so you're putting a dead dinosaur into your fuel tank. Now we know that this idea is incomplete. In addition, we were told that it takes millions of years for oil to form. The truth is that it is conditions, not time, that cause the formation of oil and natural gas.

Huge amounts of oil reserves are trapped in oil shale. This oil and other oil deposits cannot last for millions of years. This is another testimony to a global Flood.
Oil shale (kukersite), northern Estonia / Mark A. Wilson / Wikimedia Commons / PD
Huge amounts of oil reserves are trapped in oil shale. Research is being done to extract and use them. Since organic compounds degrade and cannot last for millions of years (even in shale), and since considerable amounts of marine algae and plankton have been turned into oil, these are two of the many indicators that oil deposits in oil shale and other places for a global Flood.
Oil resources are in the news nearly every day, with discussions on both the pros and cons of oil “fracking.” Approximately 10 percent of the world’s recoverable oil reserves are in shale-rich rocks that can only be accessed by hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking). A 2013 study estimates there are about 345 billion barrels of recoverable shale oil. These same shale-rich rocks also account for up to 32 percent of the world’s natural gas reserves. The amount of gas recoverable from shale is estimated at around 7,300 trillion cubic feet in volume.
When we stop to consider the early origins of these vast reserves of oil and gas, it’s apparent that these fuel resources are not as “old” as many secular scientists believe. But in order to understand the age of oil, it’s important to start at its source.
Geologists have done many studies over the years, testing the oil produced around the world for its chemical components. They have found that most oil and gas is derived from shale-rich source rocks—rocks abundant in organic debris trapped during deposition. The chemical signatures of both oil and gas often match—much like fingerprints. Shale is the most common sedimentary rock and can serve both as a “seal” and a source rock for oil. Liquids and gases can only pass through shale layers very slowly due to the low permeability of these clay-rich rocks, which tightly seal the oil that seeps into and becomes trapped within them. Hydraulic fracturing creates conduits that allow oil and gas to leak out of these “tight” formations.
Read the rest at "Oil, Fracking, and a Recent Global Flood".