To: lbryce; All
If I am not mistaken, this shale is different than extracting via fracking. I thought I read they could excite the oil out of the shale via a microwave device sent down the drill hole to the extraction field.
If not, get the Israeli's on it, I heard the Golan heights are loaded with it, and they figured out a way to extract it for $19 / barrel equivalent....
posted on 11/13/2012 2:26:46 PM PST
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get the Israeli's on it, I heard the Golan heights are loaded with it, and they figured out a way to extract it for $19 / barrel equivalent....
That's terrific news. Good for Israel.
posted on 11/13/2012 3:10:54 PM PST
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If I am not mistaken, this shale is different than extracting via fracking.
You are correct.
The Green River oil shales are mainly near the surface or in outcrop, and need to be cooked to extract the oil. Whether in situ or mined and heated in a kiln, the process is expensive and not likely to get anything other than research approval in the near future. Large scale surface mining is highly unlikely with current environmental laws.
Unocal had a mining/extraction project at Parachute, CO in the 80s, which shut down when oil prices collapsed in '86.
posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:53 PM PST
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