Are there any places where oil seeps out of the ground?



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    Thousands of places… the La Brea tar pits and the pitch lake in Trinidad are essentially wide seeps. Seeps exist on land and on the sea floor. There is a seep at Rozel Point in the Great Salt Lake. Some of the earliest exploitation of oil occurred in the Baku, Azerbaijan, area, where seeps encouraged hand-dug wells to get at the oil.

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    As rigibson noted, the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles are a natural oil seep.

  3. emc
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    Alaska has many places in which oil seeps naturally from the ground.  Oil Creek is a common name throughout the state to identify such places.  When standing on the banks of certain creeks in Alaska, a rainbow sheen can be seen if the angle is right.  This sheen looks much like the oil spots in parking lots but is caused by natural seepage. 

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