Oil-Eating Bacteria Found In China

June 12, 2009 at 3:30 PMJeremy

Source here.

Scientists have recently discovered a microbe that will "eat" the hydrocarbons in oil, which may someday help clean up oil spills.  The bacteria was actually discovered in the Daqing oil fields in China.  For those who don't know, here's what the Daqing oil fields look like:


Map.


Scenic Panorama.

Ah, I remember pistol-sniping many a foe from the top of those oil cisterns.  Oftentimes after being shot down while riding co-pilot with my flyboy brother.

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