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(klastv)   Deposits of chainman shale thicker in Nevada deserts than anywhere outside of Saudi Arabia or Kuwait -- a definite sign of oil below, billions of gallons   (klastv.com) divider line 216
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2006-05-09 10:26:51 AM  
....why is it that oil only seems to show up in deserts?
 
2006-05-09 10:54:34 AM  
Bomb the shiat out of Reno. They hate us for our freedoms.
 
2006-05-09 10:56:20 AM  
Oh like the environmental groups would LET them drill for it...
 
2006-05-09 11:17:38 AM  
It's probably all below the indian reservations. Boy, are they going to have the last laugh...
 
2006-05-09 11:38:46 AM  
we've got a trillion barrels locked up in oil shale, billions of gallons under Nevada and we still import, billions of gallons under Utah?

WTF is going on here? Why is the focus on Alaska and not here?

am I missing something?
 
2006-05-09 11:44:38 AM  
Fnord: It's probably all below the indian reservations. Boy, are they going to have the last laugh...

That would be fantastic poetic justice. Even though I bet they'd rape us worse than the Middle East.

/lots more reason to hate us
 
2006-05-09 11:46:31 AM  
Shut........UP: WTF is going on here? Why is the focus on Alaska and not here?

am I missing something?


DRTFA, but from that spam "invest now in Colorado shale oil" thread a week or so ago, I thought the problem was that because of the excessive processing of shale required to milk the oil out of it, it wouldn't be economically profitable to sell shale oil unless the price of, uh, regular (?) oil stayed over $40/barrel for a long time.
 
2006-05-09 11:46:47 AM  
Vin Diesel: That would be fantastic poetic justice. Even though I bet they'd rape us worse than the Middle East.

Nah, we'd just give them a few blankets as a peace offering.
 
2006-05-09 12:56:24 PM  
aw, Drew took off my "Bushco intelligence says WMDs are in Area 51, invading soon"
 
2006-05-09 01:20:36 PM  
So a billion gallons? That will last us..what? A month?

/waiting for ethanol
 
2006-05-09 01:21:06 PM  
img190.imageshack.us
 
2006-05-09 01:21:43 PM  
$24 worth of shiny trinkets should do the trick, especialy if you give them some fire water and smoke the "peace pipe"
 
2006-05-09 01:21:55 PM  
Billions of gallons, much as you please...

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Ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk...
 
2006-05-09 01:22:08 PM  
What makes us think that domestic oil is any cheaper than foreign oil? Anyone ever hear of Enron... price gouging is a multinational sport.
 
2006-05-09 01:22:42 PM  
Those prices at the pump could make any of us wish we had an oil goldmine in our backyards, but that wish may not too far off the mark in Nevada.

"Oil goldmine"? Back to J-school with you.
 
2006-05-09 01:22:56 PM  
Wow! People really believe this shiat!
 
2006-05-09 01:23:10 PM  
Just when the junky admits addiction he hears word there may be a truckload of cocaine a comin'.
 
2006-05-09 01:23:17 PM  
why drill for our oil, when we can run the rest of the world's supplies dry and then we'll be the only ones with oil.

/who will have the last laugh now?
 
2006-05-09 01:23:33 PM  
w00t! we're rich b*tch!



/if true
 
2006-05-09 01:23:36 PM  
Vin Diesel: DRTFA, but from that spam "invest now in Colorado shale oil" thread a week or so ago, I thought the problem was that because of the excessive processing of shale required to milk the oil out of it, it wouldn't be economically profitable to sell shale oil unless the price of, uh, regular (?) oil stayed over $40/barrel for a long time.

Last I checked, it's been holding over $60 for quite some time now.
 
2006-05-09 01:24:20 PM  
Vin Diesel: If you think oil is EVERY going to go under $40 a barrel I've got a bridge to sell you.
 
2006-05-09 01:24:32 PM  
multinationalmonitor.org
 
2006-05-09 01:25:01 PM  
chenzo: /who will have the last laugh now?

The Chinese, who will sail across the Pacific in their Junks, and throw wave after wave of soldiers onto the California coast--why do you think there's so many Chinese Laundries and Restraunts out here? They're secret staging grounds! Then they'll sweep across the country, marching on Washington, half a billion strong!
 
2006-05-09 01:25:12 PM  
Other pools of oil have been found in Railroad Valley but nothing like Grant Canyon, and as it's output has lessened, so has the state's, dropping from more than 3.5 million barrels per year to less than 500,000 barrels today.

All the way back to J-school.
 
2006-05-09 01:25:20 PM  
Vin Diesel: That would be fantastic poetic justice. Even though I bet they'd rape us worse than the Middle East.

/lots more reason to hate us


eh, we'd just drive them off the land, call it 'petroleum destiny' or something.


/it's not like it hasn't worked before.
 
2006-05-09 01:25:28 PM  
I heard a rumor the Nevada state government has been considering secession and has been stockpiling WMDs in Las Vegas. I do believe now is the time to smash these rebels.
 
2006-05-09 01:25:33 PM  
Weaver95: Oh like the environmental groups would LET them drill for it...

When you've been the testing ground for nuclear bombs drilling for oil is a walk in the park. Thank God global warming is only a theory.
 
2006-05-09 01:26:04 PM  
Somehow this will raise the price of gas.
 
2006-05-09 01:26:29 PM  
No, the invasion will be to free the poor, oppressed hookers at the Cadillac ranch. Not to mention the blackjack dealers who are kept almost as slaves. They only make $50,000 a year, it's inhuman they way they are treated.
 
2006-05-09 01:26:52 PM  
Does this smell like the culmination of a grand plan by oil magnates?

Suck the oil out of the rest of the world, and when peak oil seems to be a real possibility, "discover" billions of gallons right here, in the US, the epicenter of oil consumption.

Good plan if you ask me. But I don't believe the hype.
 
2006-05-09 01:27:24 PM  
chenzo the saudis that made trillions of dollars before the bubble?
 
2006-05-09 01:27:37 PM  
that explains why the trillion dollar oil companies are wasting money drilling in the middle of the farking ocean.

what a crock, if it was there they would have found it by now.
 
2006-05-09 01:28:05 PM  
ROLLIN! ROLLIN! ROLLIN!

KEEP THOSE BARRELLS ROLLIN!

Former head of Exxon "Fat Bastard" smiles gleefully while wiping his ass with $100 dollar bills.......OOOH THE JOY!

Wake up America!
 
2006-05-09 01:30:23 PM  
Also lots of shale deposits in upstate NY, can you imagine the NIMBY's there?
 
2006-05-09 01:31:47 PM  
CrazyAce: So a billion gallons? That will last us..what? A month?

America uses 20 million barrels a day according to the CIA factbook.

There are 42 gallons of crude oil in a barrel.

So, 1 billion gallons = about 24 million barrels.

We'd go through that in a little over a day. I RTFA though and didn't see any mention of the 'billions of gallons' the submitter referred to...

/and ethanol is not the answer
//unless you just want to subsidize farmers
 
2006-05-09 01:31:52 PM  
Adman12: All the way back to J-school.

As a current student, I'll agree with you. Did this writer miss the day in the basic reporting class where they talked about not using 40-word sentences?
 
2006-05-09 01:32:35 PM  
Bring on the ethanol burning cars

/fuuck the oil companies and the arabs
 
2006-05-09 01:33:19 PM  
muninsfire: The Chinese, who will sail across the Pacific in their Junks, and throw wave after wave of soldiers onto the California coast

No need to fear -- the illegal Mexican immigrants will defend us!
 
2006-05-09 01:33:31 PM  
Carlito4144: ROLLIN! ROLLIN! ROLLIN!
KEEP THOSE BARRELLS ROLLIN!
Former head of Exxon "Fat Bastard" smiles gleefully while wiping his ass with $100 dollar bills.......OOOH THE JOY!
Wake up America!


Yeah! Wake up and realize that 91% of our oil comes from foreign oil companies, meaning our domestic oil companies are not responsible for setting the price!!!11!!1!two!!1!
 
2006-05-09 01:33:49 PM  
Processing oil shale is a little more involved than just pumping it out of the ground, though.
 
2006-05-09 01:34:09 PM  
Someone better send Jed out there to shoot up some food.
 
2006-05-09 01:35:05 PM  
No you can't drill or mine... just blame BIG OIL.
 
2006-05-09 01:35:09 PM  
"Geologists think there could be billions of gallons of oil under Nevada's deserts."

wow! billions of gallons! a billion gallons is what the united states consumes in a day. so, in other words, the reserves that 'could be there' would be enough to sustain us for a few days.

yawn!
 
2006-05-09 01:35:16 PM  
"Paw", Jethro said...
 
2006-05-09 01:35:36 PM  
Here's yet another reason we won't be seeing alternative fuels any time soon.
 
2006-05-09 01:35:52 PM  
Carlito4144

no.
 
2006-05-09 01:36:07 PM  
Shut........UP
WTF is going on here? Why is the focus on Alaska and not here?

The oil in Alaska is known to be there - exploratory drills have confirmed it. It's easy to access.

This "new" oil in Nevada hasn't been confirmed with exploratory drills, and even if it's there, getting it out will be a LOT harder than in Alaska.


CrazyAce
/waiting for ethanol

Why? It's more expensive than petroleum, and anything above a 85% petroleum/15% ethanol (such as the E85 that ethanol junkies are touting, which is 85% ethanol, 15% petroleum) will eat your car alive, unless you happen to own one of those spiffy "Flexible Fuel" vehicles.

FFV vehicles are relatively rare.

For example, the only FFV that Nissan has produced was for the 2005/2006 model year, the Titan pickup with the 5.6L V8 DOHC engine.

Surprisingly, the largest selection of FFV vehicles comes from the domestic Big 3 - GM, Daimler Chrysler and Ford, who have all been producing some models with FFV since 1999-2000.

(They must be in bed with Big Ethanol, just like they're in bed with Big Oil, huh?)

Imports like Honda and Toyota haven't produced one yet.

(Information gathered from http://www.e85fuel.com)
 
2006-05-09 01:36:21 PM  
I have no need to RTFA. Natural resources funds are not dropping. Article is BS.
 
2006-05-09 01:36:32 PM  
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Nevada Interstate 80...
 
2006-05-09 01:37:25 PM  
because of the excessive processing of shale required to milk the oil out of it, it wouldn't be economically thermodynamically profitable to sell shale oil.
 
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