Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.
Chinese discover microbes eating oil in the wild.
The creation of microbes to help in the recovery of petrochemical spillage and contamination cleanup has been done for a while, but now the Chinese have discovered them in the "wild"...as in naturally occurring petrochemical consuming microbes.
WOW! If these microbes really eat oil they could obliterate the economies of Arab oil producers...and pretty much everyone else's too. Wonder if these things could mutate, sounds like a good movie idea.