Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 8 months ago

How long does it take for plant and animal remains to become crude oil?

And also how long will man have to wait for new crude oil to form after the current supplies deplete?

8 Answers

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    ONE MILLION YEARS>  SO the supply will never be replaced in your life time; so stop worrying about nothing, none of us fools will be around when the supply runs out any way!

  • 8 months ago

    With recent discoveries of LARGE oil fields that are even larger than those in Arab countries, there's enough oil to last hundreds of years, and we wont be using it up, because ic engines will be used very little in the future.

    In other words, FEAR NOT. There's plenty to go around for many generations to come.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You won't be around to see it happen.

  • 8 months ago

    At the very least.... 1000's of years.

    As far as I'm concerned... If we somehow consumed the world's oil today, we won't have any for many generations.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    There will only be electric cars in the near future.  You do not have to worry about filling up.  But we will have nuked each other out by then.

  • 8 months ago

    Fry some bacon.

  • 8 months ago

    Seems that there is more than enough oil, but we are going to pollute the atmosphere way before that

  • 8 months ago

    We don't have to wait.

    There is more than enough crude oil to keep us going for centuries,

    and if biology is responsible for it forming, it is a continuous process ---

    it would never stop.

    Don't let environmental concerns get in the way of your enjoyment of life.

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