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The Big Shale Play

By Keith Kloor
Mar 1, 2010 8:33 PMNov 20, 2019 2:03 AM


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It's out there, lurking. Here's something warm and fuzzy for Westerners to wake up to this morning:

Now before I get into the piece that follows I should explain that I don't hold any particular animus towards the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming or Idaho, and so when I start talking about disposing of nuclear weapons in those states by making use of them it should be taken as merely a technical discussion (grin).

Hey, nothing personal guys. If peak oil hits sooner than expected, what's a hungry, oil-starved world gonna do? You'll just have to grin and bear it. UPDATE: The nuke the shale out hypothesis has largely generated disgust and disdain from Oil Drum readers. But this person cautions that nothing will be off the table if there's a true energy shortage:

Well, most may think this is a non starter, but if Peak Oil decline is half as bad as some here think, then you should not be surprised by what actually happens to keep gas tanks full.

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