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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 09:55 AM
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6. Really expensive and damaging to extract oil shale.
yes we can 'solve' the oil problem by substituting very expensive oil for cheap oil, but the consequential economic dislocations are severe and this tactic smacks right into the related problem of global warming as it is an environmental disaster to extract this stuff, and hugely energy intensive.
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  -Has anyone heard about the huge oil deposit under N. Dakota? panader0  Apr-07-08 09:22 AM   #0 
  - Great, let's turn North Dakota into a slash n' burn oil field .  Myrina   Apr-07-08 09:25 AM   #1 
  - Form Minnesota Public Radio...  madeline_con   Apr-07-08 09:26 AM   #2 
  - That reminds me of a Marxist joke...  htuttle   Apr-07-08 09:26 AM   #3 
  - some wanker called WJ this morning about it...  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-07-08 09:26 AM   #4 
  - Horizontal drilling in North Dakota?  RC   Apr-07-08 09:39 AM   #5 
  - Really expensive and damaging to extract oil shale.  endarkenment   Apr-07-08 09:55 AM   #6 
  - It's in the Bakken Shale Formation, which is NOT conducive to large-scale extractions . . .  hatrack   Apr-07-08 10:04 AM   #7 
  - Getting blood from a turnip is easy compared to getting oil out of solid rock.  GliderGuider   Apr-07-08 11:04 AM   #8 
  - Getting oil from a turnip is easier too.  hunter   Apr-07-08 01:07 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for the link.  Finishline42   Apr-07-08 12:49 PM   #10 
     - The analysis was conducted with a very 'unconventional' methodology  Viking12   Apr-09-08 09:41 AM   #13 
     - Was that Senator Dorgan (D-ND) who couldn't get it released?  mac2   Apr-09-08 10:51 AM   #16 
  - The oil there will last a thousand years...  mainegreen   Apr-07-08 11:10 AM   #9 
  - There's oil in them ther hills!  mac2   Apr-09-08 10:48 AM   #15 
  - Yeah? Why do we have to drill horizontally? Is the alleged deposit actually in Canada?  struggle4progress   Apr-08-08 11:06 PM   #12 
     - The oil deposits of Iraq were drilled underground by Kwait  mac2   Apr-09-08 10:44 AM   #14 

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