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NobleSavage
08-08-2006, 05:46 AM
This is something I've been following for a while. If we can make it to 2010 the US might have it's own home grown oil supply. Beneth the soil in Colorado the worlds largest deposit of oil shale.


If things go well, the payoff could be staggering: as much as 2 trillion barrels of crude, enough to supply a century of US consumption at the current rate. Nearly four times Saudi Arabia's proven reserve. Right here, in the middle of nowhere.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.12/oilshale.html



While we were trying to do the math, O'Connor told us the answers. Upwards of a million barrels an acre, a billion barrels a square mile. And the oil shale formation in the Green River Basin, most of which is in Colorado, covers more than a thousand square miles - the largest fossil fuel deposits in the world.



They don't need subsidies; the process should be commercially feasible with world oil prices at $30 a barrel. The energy balance is favorable; under a conservative life-cycle analysis, it should yield 3.5 units of energy for every 1 unit used in production. The process recovers about 10 times as much oil as mining the rock and crushing and cooking it at the surface, and it's a more desirable grade. Reclamation is easier because the only thing that comes to the surface is the oil you want.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/news_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_86_4051709,00.html

Moby
08-08-2006, 08:57 AM
That is fascinating because the last time I read about it the main process for getting the stuff yielded a fraction more energy then went into it.

The Canadians better watch out though. From what I remember they have far more oil shale then we do and according to Ann Coulter and Mr. Spin Canada is only there because we allow it. :)

Tommy
08-08-2006, 09:56 AM
The whole thing sounds a little like wishfull thinking to me

between that and alaska and what we get out of the gulf of mexico

the Arabs would be soooooooo screwed if we didnt need their oil anymore

NobleSavage
08-08-2006, 10:44 AM
The whole thing sounds a little like wishfull thinking to me

There was a much more in depth article on the new tech being used (in situ conversion) also in Wired Mag. If I can find it I'll post it, but their search doesn't seem to be working at the moment.




between that and alaska and what we get out of the gulf of mexico

the Arabs would be soooooooo screwed if we didnt need their oil anymore

That would make for a very interesting turn of events.

NobleSavage
08-08-2006, 10:50 AM
The Canadians better watch out though. From what I remember they have far more oil shale then we do and according to Ann Coulter and Mr. Spin Canada is only there because we allow it. :) :lmao2:


http://annoy.com/img/postcards/ann-coulter-time_pc.jpg

Kinky Jones
08-08-2006, 04:16 PM
:lmao2:


http://annoy.com/img/postcards/ann-coulter-time_pc.jpg

now that is an obscene pic if I have ever seen one... that woman is pure evil... with all of her nonsense and ranting she is really fun to laugh at though

Moby
08-08-2006, 11:28 PM
:lmao2:


http://annoy.com/img/postcards/ann-coulter-time_pc.jpg
That's worse then a swift kick in the nuts. If you've seen her nasty spindly under developed legs then you'd know that some where along the line this is an under developed human being and you would not even post such a pic as a pun.

Posting her naked is like posting the short bus strip club. The only difference is she's learned the hate game.

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04-24-2010, 03:42 AM
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Smurf-Herder
04-24-2010, 08:54 AM
:lmao2:


http://annoy.com/img/postcards/ann-coulter-time_pc.jpg

Ummm, you really shouldn't be posting full nudity on the board. It's in the rules. Occasional boobies are okay, but not naughty bits.

Just a reminder.