Ice that burns
Japanese scientists are reporting discovery of an additive that can speed up the formation of methane hydrates. Those strange substances have sparked excitement about their potential as a new energy resource and a deep freeze to store greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
From an American Chemical Society news release.
This is just one example of why I am not worried that the world will run out of oil. I don't know the science behind the discovery, but it seems like more evidence to support Julian Simon's insight that innovation and human creativity are the Ultimate Resource.