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Viral Video Makes False Claim About Global Oil Supply

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2023
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Oil is formed in a process that takes millions of years, and there is a finite amount on the planet, scientists say. But a TikTok video shared on Instagram falsely claims that there is an “unlimited” supply of oil, and people are being “taught” otherwise to keep them “in a fear state.”

Oil is a finite resource that takes millions of years to form, according to scientists, and it can’t be replenished at anywhere near the rate at which it is being used.

“There is a finite amount of oil in the world,” Andrew...

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