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Now’s the Time to Adopt Hydrofracking
ATR ^ | 2012-07-24 | Heather Ginsberg

Posted on 07/24/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by 92nina

Just yesterday the Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out a new study on the major reserves of shale gas and tight oil. Hydraulic fracturing has led energy producers and scientists to completely reassess America’s oil and natural gas reserves.

In North Dakota, the Bakken Shale is a huge source of this tight oil; however, it is only the third biggest in the entire country. In North Dakota they have seen unemployment drop to 3 percent due to the large effort to explore oil options in the Bakken Shale. If this is only the third largest source in the country, imagine the amount of jobs that would be created while also finding a huge amount of domestic energy sources.

In the charts from the EIA below you can see the amount of recoverable resources for both shale gas and tight oil.

Graph of Natural Resources in USA

Obviously the amount of shale and tight gas are unquestionable. If we were to explore these domestic options for energy we can create jobs while investing in a new energy source. It’s time to get behind the hydrofracking trend and access these tight oil reserves.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: climatechange; economy; globalwarming; statesrights
With an abundant amount of oil available, it’s time to capitalize on America’s vast oil and natural gas reserves.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 3:47:39 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

Tell the greenies, leftists, liberals, socialists, communists and Marxists (but, I repeat myself) who oppose it to get fracked!

2 posted on 07/24/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: 92nina

Yellow Cab in Vegas runs on propane. Truckers are converting big rigs to natural gas.

Natural Gas now produces more electricity than coal.

The more that we move toward domestic natural gas, the stronger our economy will grow because that means sending fewer Dollars out of this country to pay for foreign oil.

3 posted on 07/24/2012 3:54:05 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
We're one seriously energy rich country.

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Oil, gas, coal, and massive hydroelectric potential. We could use what we need and still be a major exporter.
4 posted on 07/24/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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