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Haldís
Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 04:57 AM
http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=73213&stc=1&d=1157774171

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=73214&stc=1&d=1157774171

Five months ago, the U.S. Energy Department announced the results of a land survey…

It was conducted to determine the official amount of oil a thousand feet deep in the Rocky Mountains…

They reported this stunning news:

We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.

Here are the official estimates:

* 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
* 18-times as much oil as Iraq
* 21-times as much oil as Kuwait
* 22-times as much oil as Iran
* 500-times as much oil as Yemen

…And it’s all right here in the Western United States.

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says, “We’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East.”

More than 2 TRILLION barrels. Untapped.

http://www.ingenious-prod.com/33/
http://energy.gov/news/3291.htm

Weiler
Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 06:59 AM
Your second link doesn't work.

Shale is very expensive to mine. It is not "oil" in the commonly-understood manner, it is "embedded" in the rocks, and the "oil" you get from it might only be marginally useful as a transportation fuel.

Perhaps technology will improve the methods.

A more promising source could be here, although this is quite speculative at this point in time:
200 billion barrels in the Dakotas? (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06095/679602-28.stm)

There was also this recent news:
Larg oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico (http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=weboil05&date=20060905)

Dr. Solar Wolff
Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 07:34 AM
Your second link doesn't work.

Shale is very expensive to mine. It is not "oil" in the commonly-understood manner, it is "embedded" in the rocks, and the "oil" you get from it might only be marginally useful as a transportation fuel.

Perhaps technology will improve the methods.

A more promising source could be here, although this is quite speculative at this point in time:
200 billion barrels in the Dakotas? (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06095/679602-28.stm)

There was also this recent news:
Larg oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico (http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=weboil05&date=20060905)

Yes, the method proposed to get the shale oil involves heating large sections underground, liquifying the oil and pumping it out. But, a similar method is now commonly employed for hard-to-get oil in the USA. It involves steam heating the underground deposits to flush up the oil. The idea for shale is more extensive and still has not been worked out fully but if we can put a man on the moon.........