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  •  It is a lot more feasible than you think. (3+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac, yuriwho, chira2

    Shale oil was the original source of oil in Lothian, Scotland in the 1830s. The oil industry we recognize came with the invention of seamless steel pipe around 1900 when the first oil tankers were built and oil wasn't stored in wooden barrels. It is a very simple technlogy and very practical.
    The problem is our world addiction to oil guzzles about 1 cubic mile of oil per year.
    Oil shale kerogen must be cooked, release lots of CO2 and a ton of oil shale produces about 1/4 barrel of oil, so you'd have to dig up a huge amount of material. That's a lot more money and energy to just pump it out of the ground.

    It is better to just get off oil alltogether.

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