Skip to comments.An American Oil Find That Holds More Than All of OPEC (Several Times of All Oil Ever Used)
Posted on 11/13/2012 2:12:11 PM PST by lbryce
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S101, Your post makes me think you are in the industry. Have you heard about sending microwave exciters down into the shale to excite the oil out? My guess is the power source would be via generator and a cable down to it...
From what I’ve seen, you can take a piece of the shale with the oil embedded in it and set it on fire just like coal. But the smell and smoke is still petroleum..........
Yes but it takes loads of power and some are twitchy about pollution since this stuff is shallow. Someone will crack the insitu goal maybe someday.
Like natural gas hydrates, it’s there but how to get it is the problem
The use of Thorium reactor “ovens” could provide the long lasting, cleaner radiation, energy sorces necessary for the “heated extraction processes necessary. Water used could be recycled. It would just take national will to accomplish this!
Future wars won’t actually be over true scarcity but CONTRIVED scarcities, fearsome rumours, specious world views, and rigid ideologies. God has given man everything we would need on this Earth (and perhaps in Space as well) including the offer of His presence in our lives but man rejects that presence. Thus our vision is clouded and short sided with men trying to be “GOD’s” over other men!
I would agree but there Is no will
SHALE OIL, on the other hand, is economically feasible. These are the deposits we hear about in the Eagle Ford, the Avalon, Bone Springs and Cline (within the Permian Basin), the Bakken and the Monterey/Santos formations.
As for why ABC News would tout oil shale, use the MSM rule that everything is political. The negatives are stuffed at the end of the article. My guess is that they are trying to portray everything as coming up roses under Obama.