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Big Oil Under the Caspian?

Science  21 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5380, pp. 1130
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5380.1130

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Geologists have been discovering less and less oil since the 1960s, but hope springs eternal in the oil industry. Optimists now pin their hopes for staving off the impending shortage of oil (see main text) in part on deposits of as-yet-unknown size under the Caspian Sea.