Largest Oil Scale Reserves BY FAR in the world!

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    Right here in America. Actually in CO. Actually we have the 2nd, 3rd and 4th largest also.

    We have the technology to tap this source, but the environazis have not allowed us to drill tea spoon from this source!

    Green River Formation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Place.................Barrels in the Millions ....... Weight in Million of Tons
    (1) Green River Formation USA......... 1,466,000....................213,000
    (2) Phosphoria Formation USA............250,000......................35,775
    (3) Eastern Devonian USA...................189,000......................27,000
    (4) Heath Formation USA....................180,000......................25,578
    And coming in (5) and (6)
    (5) Russia..........................................167,715.....................24,000
    (6) Congo...........................................100,000....................14,310

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5294/pdf/sir5294_508.pdf


    Russia has less oil scales then our 4th largest and they are utilizing this source and making a killing off it. To date, the Environazis won't allow us to use any of this black gold!
     
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    UNdata | record view | Crude Petroleum

    Barrels In Millions
    World: 2,826,103
    US: 2,085,228

    US percentage of World's Oil Reserves: 74%
    Toss in Canada's tiny 15K and USA/Canada is at 75%!!!
     
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    http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/reserves.html
    16 billion barrels of oil in ANWR. Check the map that tiny little red dot in the ginormous ANWR is the only place they want to drill. That is 2K out of 19 million acres, the size of LAX airport, yet the Environazis won't allow us to drill in this small area. Why because they are nutz!

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    Oil Consumption in North America

    We use 6.6 billion a year. ANWR could fuel the country for nearly 3 year all by itself. The Oil Scale could fuel use entirely for a century!
     
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    Note: Brown is good! We are one of the 3. I saw the 60 mins special about the new NG findings in the America Northeast. We now compete with Russia for largest reserves in the world!

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    Because liberals produce myth - We don't have oil here!
    Wrong we have the largest reserves in the world. Liberals just don't allow us to drill and use it. Drill in our current spots, in ANWR, in CO (esp CO), in the Gulf, offshore in the Atlantic and Pacific and deepsea and we will have domestic oil for over a century.

    I think we need to take the T Boone Pickens Plan on Natural Gas, Drill and tweek it with the electric car:
    (1) Drill baby Drill: Drill on CO, offshore, deepsea and in ANWR. The speculators will drive the price down and in 5 years we can be oil independent for a century. Heck in 5 years we could export oil.

    (2) Convert and Require Bigrigs (which are commerical automobiles) to run on natural gas: We have the largest reserves in the world. Making bigrigs run on it will help keep our oil flowing even longer.

    (3) Promote, help produce, encourage and reward Hybrid and the All-Electric Car: I think the electric car is the future. There are road blocks. But when it takes off it will be good for all!
     
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    The oil shales aren't reserves. They are resources. Please learn this basic difference before opening your mouth and saying something silly.
     
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    We don't have the technology to pull oil shale out of the ground. We simply don't. We've known about Green River for many years. But we can't get at it.

    However that was true for nat gas trapped in shale just 7 years ago before fracking.
     
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    Sure we do. Not only have we already done it "back in the day", but some countries have been using oil shale to run power plants.

    The problem is cost. It just costs too much to mine the stuff, or even use in-situ techniques. I've reviewed various technical schemes to get the stuff out, but nothing has really panned out yet.

    No it wasn't. Shale gas production started in New York back in about 1825, the Dunkirk Shale if memory serves. Shale gas fields discovered along the shores of Lake Erie between 1860 and 1880 were still in production in the mid-1990's when the Appalachian Basin gas atlas came out. In 1926 the largest known gas accumulation in the world was Devonian shale gas, on the Kentucky/West Virginia border (Ley, 1935). Hydraulic fracturing was pioneered on a commercial basis in the 1940's (Hubbert, 1956), and certainly I was doing hydraulic fracturing on shale wells back in the 80's, just not from a big horizontal lateral like the boys in Texas are doing nowadays.

    Shale gas has been around forever. People only recently have noticed, is all, as the US transitions to unconventional sources of natural gas and oil.
     
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    I beg to differ, we are pulling oil out of the Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale today.....

    This is only the beginning for shale oil....

    They told George Mitchell he couldn't get NG out of the Barnett Shale back in the early '80's, along came horizontal drilling and today the Barnett Shale is the largest gas play on the North American continent, thanks to perserverance....

    We are the only ones limiting our own energy sources....

    Bakken Shale

    Barnett Shale: Barnett Shale Combo

    Eagle Ford Shale
     

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