Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Oil shale: history repeating?

-->The U.S. government said on November 23, 2004 it was ready to resurrect oil shale drilling in the Rocky Mountains, a technology heralded 30 years ago to boost America's energy output until it failed financially. <--

As I learned in "mining law" from Professor Helmholtz at Chicago, the time period of the 1970s was not the first time oil shale in the US was big. Legal cases involving The Oil Shale Company (aka TOSCO) go back to the 1920s.

Also, apart from the financial issue, there are some aspects involved with the high arsenic levels.

As has been said, synfuel is the fuel of the future and always will be.


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