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(Stansberry Online)   If you live in Colorado, there could be more than 2 TRILLION barrels of oil under your feet - more than what middle east countries have...combined   (stansberryonline.com) divider line 169
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2006-09-01 05:31:44 PM  
First off, that's a horrible shill link and you should be banned for posting it, smitter. Second, in general some of the information is somewhat true. Shell is testing a new shale oil process there right now and could be in production in a matter of a few years. There are more natural gas wells popping up in Garfield county than one could imagine.

If one was looking to invest in this area the best bet is still real estate, though. A self storage business is not a bad idea either.
 
2006-09-01 05:38:28 PM  
Ive heard of this too, a bit. apparently its very hard to extract. but once there is a process developed, then yes there should be a farkton of oil from colorado to canada. I wish they who go after it much luck!
 
2006-09-01 05:41:17 PM  
Let the strip mining commence!
 
2006-09-01 05:42:02 PM  
I'm a diggin'
 
2006-09-01 05:44:07 PM  
In other news, WMD suspected to be in Colorado.
 
2006-09-01 05:45:19 PM  
According to the RAND Corporation (a public-policy think tank for the government), this small region can produce:

RAND Corporation, eh...?

www.snopes.com
 
2006-09-01 05:45:35 PM  
Sounds like someone's trying to reach the ultra right wing elements in Colorado, of which there are many.

But a real "conservative" would see raping the land just to fuel America's wasteful consumption needs for the moral outrage that it is.

Colorado's still a beautiful state last time I checked...doesn't need this kind of desecration just for profit...
 
2006-09-01 05:50:22 PM  
There's one problem with the Rocky Mountains...They're made out of rock, and that makes it pretty damn expensive to drill.
 
2006-09-01 05:51:47 PM  
Hot diggity!

*runs out back and starts a-diggin"
 
2006-09-01 06:07:08 PM  
The oil shale has been known about for years. My grandfather worked in Rifle on the oil shale projects years ago. He was back there about 20-25 years ago when a renewed interest came about but again the cost to extract it was much more than buying oil from tha arabs. After the oil companies lost interest again, he stayed around and designed and patented a retort that would significantly lower the cost of extracting the oil from the shale. He explained to me how the retort had self sustaining furnaces etc... It was a workable idea but again the oil companies at that time had no interest in it. He died about 7-8 years ago, but someone in the family still holds the rights to that patent. Sure wish they would start working those hills again.
 
2006-09-01 06:21:29 PM  
whidbey: But a real "conservative" would see raping the land just to fuel America's wasteful consumption needs for the moral outrage that it is.

This makes me want to grab a pick ax
 
2006-09-01 06:22:36 PM  
Mosey: This makes me want to grab a pick ax

yeah, but you've proven yourself some way out there crazy neo-con type, so it doesn't apply to you...;-p
 
2006-09-01 08:55:57 PM  
Invade Colorado!!!

...no, wait a moment...
 
2006-09-01 08:57:23 PM  
Cool.

And with the money I make off that investment I'll buy some of that great Florida swampland from the other thread.
 
2006-09-01 08:58:13 PM  
the bones of jon benet have provided something useful
 
2006-09-01 08:58:21 PM  
I did some oil shale research years ago. It took us 1.5 barrels of oil to recover 1 barrel of oil. This seems like a good idea.

Was the RAND corporation also written into a novel? It makes me think of Atlas Shrugged.
 
2006-09-01 08:58:21 PM  
www.siglandia.net
 
2006-09-01 08:58:45 PM  
I'm driving my Canyonero there as we speak so I can start drilling.

img257.imageshack.us
 
2006-09-01 08:59:10 PM  
That's all well and good, Colorado, but Alberta has quite enough oil and it's easier to get at. It's not far away either!
 
2006-09-01 08:59:19 PM  
I _really_ don't like spam links... ><

/paid for by the Association For Keeping Advertising On Mass Media
 
2006-09-01 08:59:20 PM  
Oil shale exists in vast quantities within the United States. The problem is that harvesting and processing the shale requires more power than it yields.
 
2006-09-01 08:59:40 PM  
Nothing says "holiday weekend" like old recycled links
 
2006-09-01 09:00:35 PM  
 
2006-09-01 09:01:55 PM  
If you live in Colorado, there could be more than 2 TRILLION barrels of oil under your feet - more than what middle east countries have...combined


Must we keep seeing this crap greenlit over and over?

Repeat after me- oil SHALE is NOT the same as liquid crude oil. Harder and more expensive to extract, and pretty much useless anyway being that it's buried under a mountain.
 
2006-09-01 09:02:29 PM  
wow...... this has secrtainly never been poste before...

/sarcasmm
//drunk ass shiat...
 
2006-09-01 09:04:05 PM  
With all the reposts of bogus articles Fark is starting to look like Digg.
 
2006-09-01 09:04:10 PM  
Dude, that is so awesome. Just think about how much global warming that would cause.
 
2006-09-01 09:04:13 PM  
Admins, I'm just curious for future reference: How much did it cost for this exact topic to be posted twice in the last couple weeks? Cuz I've got some timeshares in Arkansas that I need to unload. 'K thanks...
 
2006-09-01 09:04:29 PM  
Your ski resort wants an oil rig.



/natch
 
2006-09-01 09:04:52 PM  
A repeat for this conspiracy nonsense?
 
2006-09-01 09:05:35 PM  
I have all my money invested in Nigeria, dammmmmm.
 
2006-09-01 09:06:35 PM  
didnt we just have this conspiracy theory shiat a week or 2 ago?!?!

/is a little tired from the Godsmack/Rob Zombie/Shinedown show last night but could be wrong
 
2006-09-01 09:06:58 PM  
not this shale again....I think Drew invested. Where is the Ha! Ha! Guy when you need him?
 
2006-09-01 09:07:19 PM  
It is called coal, and there are 2.5 trillion tons of it in the USA.

That is about a 500 year supply.
 
2006-09-01 09:07:22 PM  
So my theory is finally complete: Jon Benet Ramsey was killed over secret knowledge of oil shale that her father posssesed, and was about to go public with, until John Kerr killed Jon Benet as a warning.
 
2006-09-01 09:08:17 PM  
img142.imageshack.us
 
2006-09-01 09:09:03 PM  
I call shenanigans! Major shenanigans.
 
2006-09-01 09:09:13 PM  
We'll just get the district attourney right on that...
 
2006-09-01 09:09:49 PM  
Time to spread democracy to Colorado!
 
2006-09-01 09:10:03 PM  
"Sounds like a shale scam."
/ctrl-f "shale"
"Yup. Figured."

Colorado still needs its own tag.
 
2006-09-01 09:10:10 PM  
NewHere: With all the reposts of bogus articles Fark is starting to look like Digg.

The reposts of actual legitimate articles isn't helping much either...
 
2006-09-01 09:11:36 PM  
queezyweezel
There's one problem with the Rocky Mountains...They're made out of rock, and that makes it pretty damn expensive to drill.


Does Ric Romero know about this?
 
2006-09-01 09:13:05 PM  
Here is some more information from NPR.

According to the article, it costs $33 a barrel to extract, which was not economical until very recently.
 
2006-09-01 09:13:41 PM  
this guy/girl will be happy
www.motordesktop.com
 
2006-09-01 09:14:47 PM  
AMERICA.....FARK YA
 
2006-09-01 09:15:01 PM  
From what i was told back in high school, the US probably has a hell of a lot of oil under its soil. I beleive that alaska is the area with the most, of course some of it is being drilled but a lot more isn't.

The reason my teacher gave actually makes sense.
From his understanding, if the US waits to dig this oil up until it's absolutely needed (read: other oil is GONE) we set our own price per barrell and reap in the profits, also be the only country with enough oil for the rest of the world and be able to kick everyone elses ass in a war because we run the oil.


I really don't care about this oil shiat until i see a valid reason to be happy for gas at 1$ a gallon again.
 
2006-09-01 09:15:16 PM  
queezyweezel: There's one problem with the Rocky Mountains...They're made out of rock, and that makes it pretty damn expensive to drill.


So let's just dig under the White Mountains then. I mean, how tough could it be to get through white?

We'll save the Green Mountains for summer
 
2006-09-01 09:15:47 PM  
Could be oil . . . could be soy sauce -- who knows? Didn't read the propaganda -- who owns it? Charles Foster Kane?

/rosebud
 
2006-09-01 09:16:14 PM  
Wouldn't be great to let the Middle East drown in their own oil.
 
2006-09-01 09:17:45 PM  
Poop_Master_Flex: I did some oil shale research years ago. It took us 1.5 barrels of oil to recover 1 barrel of oil. This seems like a good idea.

Ah, but see, that's where George W. Bush, PhD's master plan comes in.

We won't have to spend 1.5 barrels of oil after we have a nuclear power plant every 50 feet.
 
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