Shale Boom in Texas Could Increase U.S. Oil Output

Advocates of pulling oil from packed rock say it could raise the nation’s oil output by 25 percent, but evidence is mounting that the extraction technique threatens water supplies. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via New York Times (Most Emailed)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 28, 2011 - 12:13 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - May 28, 2011 - 12:25 PM PDT

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 28, 2011

This is a well written and interesting article about shale oil. The remaining question is what will the costs be? We may have more oil available but not good water.

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by Jon Mitchell - May. 28, 2011
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Sky Black
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by Sky Black - May. 28, 2011

Whoopie. We need oil, and here it is. Although the article does mention some of the problems in extracting it. Like the need for a LOT of water in the process. And the chemicals. Kill the land why don't you. Dimmit County. Google it: "Early settlers found Dimmit County to be an abundant grassland with mesquite, oak, and ash trees and wildlife that included buffalo, deer, turkeys, wild horses, panthers, and javelinas. Artesian springs, bubbling up from a vast reservoir of underground water, fed into running streams that harbored giant catfish, crawfish, and mussels. Explorers found the area a good place to hunt wild mustangs, and to feed and water cattle." No longer guys.

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