Origin of Oil

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    THE United States Geological Survey and the American Petroleum Institute have, during the course of studies of source beds, amassed a wealth of data which may prove invaluable in the elucidation of the vexed problem of the origin of petroleum. Dr. P. D. Trask has made full use of this data, and in a recent paper (U.S. Department of the Interior, Prof. Paper 186—H) he explains inferences he has drawn, and suggests that they are worthy of the consideration of geologists interested in the problem.

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    Origin of Oil. Nature 140, 857 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140857a0

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