What do we replace pumped out oil and gas with?

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What do we replace pumped out oil and gas with?
« on: 11/02/2011 23:30:02 »
Ady Yates  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I was wondering if you could help me. I was thinking the other day about the amount of gas and oil we pump from the earth, and wondered what replaces these??

Has the earth got massive holes where oil and gas have been pumped out??

Would this be the cause of all the earthquakes we have been having recently??

I hope you can help me. I dont know who would be able to tell me but I hope you can.

Thanks Ady Yates

What do you think?
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What do we replace pumped out oil and gas with?
« Reply #1 on: 12/02/2011 05:53:59 »
Sometimes water is injected into the oil wells, but I don't know how often that is done.
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What do we replace pumped out oil and gas with?
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2011 18:53:26 »
Thanks, RD - the answer is in the previous discussion.
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What do we replace pumped out oil and gas with?
« Reply #4 on: 15/02/2011 18:40:00 »
We discussed this question on our  show

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