Government Supported Research Leads to Big Breakthrough in Shale Oil Recovery

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  1. KenH

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    Heater cable used for shale oil recovery

    Nick Snow
    OGJ Washington Editor

    WASHINGTON, DC, Apr. 7 -- A technology as simple as an advanced heater cable could hold the key to tapping vast US oil shale resources without mining, the US Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Office said.

    Composite Technology Development Inc., a Lafayette, Colo., engineering and technology development company, has demonstrated the application of a ceramic-composite insulated cable for oil shale recovery, DOE said.

    "With DOE's support over two phases of this project, CTD has demonstrated a way to tap into the western oil shale resources. With two-thirds of the world's supply of oil shale in the United States, technologies such as this can go a long way toward bolstering the development of our domestic energy resources, creating jobs, and supporting energy security," said Victor K. Der, acting assistant US energy secretary for fossil energy.

    - more at www.ogj.com/display_article/358599/7/ONART/none/DriPr/1/Heater-cable-used-for-shale-oil-recovery
     
  2. LeBuick

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    But what would we do with the "drill baby drill" energy policy???

    advanced heater cable baby advanced heater cable isn't as catchy...
     
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    Expect the dems to block it in 3.....2.....1.....
     
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    The electricity for the heater coil comes from where? Burning coal?
     
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    Maybe not as catchy sounding, but what seems the only apparent way to get that cable underground?

    Guess what??

    As long as it's NIMBY,

    "Drill, baby, Drill!"

    :laugh: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ed
     
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