Why is there more oil in the middle east than anywhere else?



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    The Middle East has so much oil because of its former geography. The Middle East was once actually covered by a sea called the Tethys Sea. As the sea dried, the salt from the sea covered large amounts of organic material: animal and plant remains. Oil comes from the decomposition of organic material over a very long time period. So, the Middle East once housed a plethora of life forms, since it was a sea, that were buried under layers of sediment and turned into crude oil.

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