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Up to 233 billion barrels of oil discovered in southern Australia
Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 01/24/2013 11:24:52 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

From the Telegraph:

The discovery in central Australia was reported by Linc Energy to the stock exchange and was based on two consultants reports, though it is not yet known how commercially viable it will be to access the oil.

The reports estimated the company’s 16 million acres of land in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia contain between 133 billion and 233 billion barrels of shale oil trapped in the region’s rocks.

The find was likened to the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale oil projects in the US, which have resulted in massive outflows and have led to predictions that the US could overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer as soon as this year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/9822955/Trillions-of-dollars-worth-of-oil-found-in-Australian-outback.html

WUWT reader John V. Wright in his Tip and Notes submission writes:

This is a huge problem for PM Gillard. No one lives out there so all the usual garbage about shale oil extraction causing earthquakes and threatening people’s home will not wash. So now she has got to get thinking – how can I put the kibosh on this fantastic energy windfall for Australia without it being completely obvious that I am only interested in squeezing every last ‘green’ tax dollar out of the idiots who voted for me last time?



TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; australiaoil; climatechange; energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; oil; shale

1 posted on 01/24/2013 11:24:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; Carry_Okie; blam; Lorianne; Twotone; bigbob; NormsRevenge; ...
To: Fred nerks:

Australian Greenies may have a problem stopping this .

2 posted on 01/24/2013 11:28:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Fred Nerks
To: Fred nerks:

Maybe there a some Camels down there....or those Wild Dogs?

3 posted on 01/24/2013 11:30:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Probably the habitat of the few original native creatures left there that haven’t been displaced by some idiots wild idea to screw with the ecosystem to their benefit.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 11:37:57 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“This is a huge problem for PM Gillard. No one lives out there so ....”

Wrong! The fact that “no one” lives there won’t stop the greens from opposing the development. They can take a page from the Canadian greenies’ playbook. (The GABA is a hot, dry version of Canada’s Arctic.) Development in built-up areas is bad, because people live there. Development in remote northern regions is bad, because (almost) no one lives there. It’s a pristine wilderness, and we must not violate the sanctity of a pristine wilderness.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 11:38:14 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
These Australians apparently aren't aware that Barack Obama has declared oil “a fuel of the past.”
6 posted on 01/24/2013 11:51:08 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I would hope the world oil price futures go to $10 BBL......

“Question, is there enough water in areas of Australia?


7 posted on 01/24/2013 11:51:35 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In other news, Dictator Obama the First, your Dear Leader, has annexed Australia and declared the oil fields discovered therein as a National Park, and demands you never speak of it again. All Hail!!


8 posted on 01/24/2013 11:59:37 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

PM Gillard should study the American SW. There, the EPA uses “native grasses” and sand lizards as a means to slow down or actually halt production.

Then again, there may be an Aussie version of the sage grouse which has been used throughout the Rocky Mountains, in addition to the prarie chicken.

There is a never ending group of scarce animals/reptiles/plants, etc., that have been used throughout the US, by the EPA, to either halt of slow down production.-——BASTARDS


9 posted on 01/24/2013 12:00:40 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Hey,....haven't heard from you in a long time....hope things are going well.

I agree with you!...pureSOB's.

But Lisa jackson is leaving ....And Dr. Chou at the DOE...alos i heard.

10 posted on 01/24/2013 12:09:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shouldn’t be any problem developing this site - about the only thing I can think of that’s more desolate would be the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge . . . oh, wait a second there . . .


11 posted on 01/24/2013 12:33:19 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Coober Pedy golf course

12 posted on 01/24/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Water could be a problem, although it is possible to use salt water for fracking purposes. If the area is a wasteland then it won’t be a huge problem. In terms of getting water to support the towns that will spring up around the new industry, all they’d have to do is build a few nuclear power plants and go big on desalination of sea water.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 12:59:57 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The rare Australian Oomie-Goomie bird’s habitat is threatened!...............


14 posted on 01/24/2013 1:02:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

-— the US could overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer as soon as this year. -—

Really?


15 posted on 01/24/2013 1:05:58 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Photo: Oil explorations in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia's far north. (Linc Energy)

Major oil discovery in outback SA

16 posted on 01/24/2013 1:06:19 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Oomie-Goomie Bird:
The oomie-goomie bird has balls that hang down 14 inches. Unfortunately, his legs are only 12
inches long, and whenever he comes in to land, you can hear him cry, “Oooh, me goomies. Oooh,
me goomies.”

http://24thmissile.tripod.com/id60.html


17 posted on 01/24/2013 1:08:07 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: littleharbour

18 posted on 01/24/2013 1:35:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

I have seen lots of country in the USA that looks just like that,


19 posted on 01/24/2013 3:11:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kangaroos in the Painted Desert, near Arckaringa, South Australian Desert Region.

IMAGES

20 posted on 01/24/2013 3:18:21 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like the area around Woomera. I have never been their but 3 or the research rockets we built were launched from there. It was an old lake bed North of Adelaide.

Bet the Ausies will take the money with one hand and protest the destruction of a pristine (although “extremely” desolate) area with their other hand.

I know that they do extensive mining just south of that particular lake bed.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 5:44:54 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: jongaltsr
...Bet the Ausies will take the money with one hand and protest the destruction of a pristine (although “extremely” desolate) area with their other hand.

thank you for that charming, very informative comment.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 6:45:54 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Australian Greenies may have a problem stopping this .

I think we're going to get another "Midnight Oil" song out of this.

23 posted on 01/24/2013 6:47:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
South Australia leads the country in wine and brandy production and is a significant supplier of meat, wood, printing, cement and concrete products, iron and steel, motor vehicles, appliances and electrical equipment. The State has a well developed mineral industry and in recent years crude oil and natural gas have surpassed coal and iron ore as the major products. The Cooper Basin in the north-east supplies Adelaide and Sydney with natural gas and is Australia's major on-shore natural gas source. A copper and uranium mine is located at Roxby Downs in the mid north, significant amounts of iron and steel are produced at Whyalla. Coober Pedy and Andamooka are important centres for opal mining.

LAND USE INDEX


24 posted on 01/24/2013 7:00:41 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: dfwgator
DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH:

Peter Garrett Peter Robert Garrett AM MP is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and politician. Garrett was lead singer of the rock band Midnight Oil from 1973 until its disbanding in 2002. WikipediaBorn: April 16, 1953 (age 59), Wahroonga Height: 1.93 m Spouse: Doris Garrett (m. 1986)

Office: Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment & Heritage, Arts since 2006

Education: University of New South Wales, Australian National University, Barker College Music group: Midnight Oil (1976 - 2002)


25 posted on 01/24/2013 7:08:50 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I've been a busy bee today trying to flatten out an area of terrain in Afghanistan's Zubul province where based on Google Earth maps my nephew is residing in a forward operating base.
Finally got it figured out. Then had to build stone perimeter walls around the base, and start to populate it with hangers, tents, barrack areas, single walled in home areas, fuel trucks, beacon towers....blah blah.
Slowly it is shaping up to look slightly like air photos depict it as.
I plan on using it as a heliocopter base where I can make flights between say Bagram AFB or the main Kandahar base.
I'm now proficient enough to pilot some of the choppers I have in Micro Soft FSX Flight Simulator.
I like the CH47 Chinook quite a bit. Lots of practice still needed for me to take off in a smooth vertical accent, and then fly the beast around. But it is a lot of fun.
So I have spent little time at FR or elsewhere on the Internet today other then getting rather disgusted at watching some parts of the Hanoi John Kerry Senate conformation.
I'll spare you on that one.

It will be interesting to see how this deal might play out for the oil/gas companies. I'm sure their crazy environmentalist will find a particular spider that grows to the full size of a tiny pea to keep much from happening.

26 posted on 01/24/2013 7:13:47 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Those crazy environmentalists haven't had much success so far...

27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:26:20 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now lets put the Muslim nations out of business!!


28 posted on 01/24/2013 9:00:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fred Nerks
RE: "Those crazy environmentalists haven't had much success so far... "
Yo Fred. Hope all is well with you and yours. Let us hope your country continues on the road for energy independence, as well as producing many quality jobs in all sectors of these industries to export above and beyond what your country needs for the distant future.
I do hope the estimated barrels on the high side is realized.
29 posted on 01/24/2013 9:58:54 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
...I do hope the estimated barrels on the high side is realized.

G'Day Uncle, so do I!

30 posted on 01/25/2013 2:29:13 AM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghCTZF61ey0


31 posted on 01/25/2013 2:54:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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