Wow what a week for paradigm shifts... Seems the abiotic oil theory is back in play with huge hydrocarbon oceans found on titan and evidence of abiotic chemistry flowing in earths deep sea vents: http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=45838 S'pose abiotic oil is possible with these findings. http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47407 Even if this is plausible,Of course the rate it is produced may fall far short of the rate we pump its. So essentially this could change nothing. I.E. if it takes 65m years for a dinosaurs' toenail clipping to "convert into hydrocarbon molecules Or it takes the same 65m years for the earth to line up these molecules and force them to migrate to the crust,Same thing. Except we could leave the planet for 65 million years and come back to find a fresh load of petroleum waiting for us to tap.