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Deep Biosphere Research Points to New Methods for Recovering Petroleum

October 7, 2008

man and woman working in a lab Arizona State University researchers are using a novel approach to uncover the source of organic compounds found deep within Earth's crust. In the process, new ideas will be tested about how petroleum forms from deeply buried organic matter. Full Story

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