Monthly Archives: March 2011

“There is enough thorium to power the entire planet for five billion years”

With all the reporting about nuclear power I have been waiting for this discussion to gain some traction. A “letter to the editor” helps propel the issue forward. “With the disaster in Japan highlighting the dangers inherent with today’s state of … Continue reading

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Can fracturing for oil match fracturing for gas?

Horizontal drilling and fracturing has resulted in a surplus of natural gas in North America. Oil experts say they can match this success with shale oil deposits. “There is absolutely huge interest from companies throughout the world that are looking for … Continue reading

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Cleaner oil from the oil sands

Penn State team develops more environmentally friendly method for separating bitumen or oil from sands using ionic liquids. Source:http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/03/painter-20110317.html#more See this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NQ8Uj232w

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EOR (enhanced oil recovery)

EOR is one reason why US domestic oil recovery is increasing in spite of shutdowns of gulf oil rigs. This example from the Bakken formation in Saskatchewan, Canada gives a snapshot of the amazing increase in oil recovery. In early January … Continue reading

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A great future for natural gas!

Many products in everyday life, from plastics to fuels, will be available at less cost because of this disruptive technology. Watch this video:http://siluria.com/?page_id=185

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Did you say 50%?

Get ready to watch your electricity bill plummet. Haha. Sandia National Laboratories researchers are moving into the demonstration phase of a novel gas turbine system for power generation, with the promise that thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency will be increased to as … Continue reading

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