Salt domes have naturally occuring pockets of oil and gas beneath them, why can't it be coming from there?? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1405576
well, there's no question but that the natural gas
and crude oil is coming from some reservoir in the earth's
crust. and it is very easy for geologists to to find and
locate any of these deposits in the earth's crust. and it
is assured that they know exactly where the natural gas
and oil are coming from (they just aren't saying to us).
my speculation is that it is coming from a natural gas reservoir that is so deep in the crust that we have no
technologies to drill that deep. so, we are screwed because
the petroleum engineers can't drill any or enough "relief wells" to even begin relieve the volume and pressure of this thing.