What happns to earth’s Taking out fossil fuel for years.


I mean does the earth’s surface above natural gas reserves dips down to replace natural gas and oil after its taken out for decades?

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In short no.

Over time new oil and gas deposits will be generated where the prehistoric conditions were favourable.

For example oil and shale deposits usually exist around a missippi sort of environment (dark warm boggy areas) so over geological time (millions of years) the missippi will probably turn into a large oil field.

The existing deposits will collapse but won’t refill

With oil, they’re sometimes forcing oil out by pumping in water in another location. That’s keeping the void area filled. Other places the rock is more porous, like sand. if you take out the oil/gas the rock still stays where it is.