Skip to comments.Obama administration cuts back oil shale development
Posted on 06/22/2013 5:59:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Controversy is heating up over an administration plan to drastically reduce the amount of federal lands available for oil shale development in the American West.
The Bush administration had set aside 1.3 million acres for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The new Bureau of Land Management plan cuts that amount by two-thirds, down to 700,000 acres, a decision that has prompted industry outrage.
"What they basically did was make it so that nobody is going to want to spend money going after oil shale on federal government lands," said Dan Kish, Senior Vice President of Institute for Energy Research.
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He just can’t help himself.
But he’s not a Muslim!
If you want the lower gas prices, lower oil prices, and lower energy prices necessary for a booming economy, you are going to have to get yourselves another President.
No surprise; he said he was going to do it. Yet, 52% voted the lowlife treasonous dirtbag back into office. We’re sure getting what we (collectively) voted for.
An American president bowing to the eco nazis in preventing America from being energy independent.
Another traitorous act.
When I lived in Wyoming, BTW, no one was more hated than the BLM.
That's not exactly true. Some disgusted conservatives stayed home. Who voted Obama back in office are the globalist elitists who refuse to get out of the way of having a constitutional conservative president.
We tried it your way with GWB. It just paved the way for Obama. The Republicans will lose yet again if they run another RINO.
This has nothing to do with the shale oil and gas being recovered in SD and Texas among others and doesn’t even refer to the type of shale drilling going on now. The oil in the areas covered by this is in the form of kerogen and needs to be cooked in situ to recover. It is so tightly bound to the shale rock it won’t flow without the cooking process.
Hey now. Those energy prices gotta skyrocket somehow. He’s just trying to fulfill one of his proclamations he made before disaster 1. Now that we’re in disaster pt.2 and no re-election is in the way, he can proceed with achieving his goals.
1.3 million to 700,00 is now a 2/3rds reduction. Who writes this crap?
These are the areas where people quote that we have more oil than the Middle East.
As far as I know, they also need prodigious water to process. No water no oil, so no loss for now. When the government facilitates a massive water diversion infrstructure, then take notice.
All OBarkys edicts can be reversed by the next Republican (if there is one) president.
The chances of there ever being another Republican president are decreasing daily as the Stupid Party is busily promoting its own demise by caving (yet again) on the disastrous immigration bill. Only the strong survive; the weak parish.
If it hurts America, make it happen!!
Yet, this islamic POS will take credit for all the oil/gas development in the USA when it comes to the lamestream media....
Evidently, his Saudi buddies must have made a call on his note for his re-election.
-—The oil in the areas covered by this is in the form of kerogen and needs to be cooked in situ to recover...
While it might be true that this doesn’t affect current oil recoveries, it does impact the overall market and the confidence of those who must take risks to find new energy for us. There might new technologies found tomorrow which would make this area profitable but its now off-limits.
This dosn't say anything about kerogen.
The Green River Formation, the worlds largest oil shale deposit, is located in a largely vacant region of mostly federal land on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains that includes portions of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado (see map below).
Heres an excerpt from testimony about the Green River Formation that was provided on Thursday by Anu K. Mittal, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director of Natural Resources and Environment, to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology titled Unconventional Oil and Gas Production: Opportunities and Challenges of Oil Shale Development:
The Green River Formationan assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyomingcontains the worlds largest deposits of oil shale. USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions.
The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered. At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire worlds proven oil reserves.
I can agree with that. The popular vote doesn’t mean diddly. Whomever controls the Electoral College, wins. 332-206 in 2012, 0bummer v Romney.
The ‘racial component’ was also in-play, and they wanted to return the 0mulatto-Marxist-in-chief to the White Hut/Crib to finish their agenda of destroying America.
The GOPe already has our future planned with an unending parade of RINOs; Conservatives be damned.
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