It doesn't make sense that the federal government would agree to mine land
in Utah and process the tar sands for oil when they could take advantage of the
oil from Canada with a pipeline that they say it too environmentally
unfriendly.This will make the environmentalists unhappy, it would
seem like but Al Gore has carbon foot prints to sell and make some money. It is
also odd, that it is a Canadian company that is coming in to do this and it most
likely due to experience in this process. In the 1960s Canada wasn't even
close to doing this process but companies in Utah didn't find it efficient
at the time. Now, at 32B barrels at 55 gallons a barrel that is a lot of gas in
just 8 areas of Utah but that is a lot of land and waste material, also. Land
developers in the Legislature and Governor's office will enjoy the
possibility to have homes, stores, golf courses and tourism in those areas.
"It doesn't make sense that the federal government would agree to mine
land in Utah and process the tar sands for oil when they could take advantage of
the oil from Canada with a pipeline that they say it too environmentally
unfriendly."If you found gold in your backyard, would you mine
it, or just buy gold on the open market?Canada own their oil and can
sell it to whoever they want, even if it came to the Gulf Coast via pipeline.
Regardless, it would be purchased at market rate.(minor detail. a
barrel is 42 gallons)
They're welcome here anytime.
JWB Just so you know 1 barrel of oil is 42 gallons, not 55 gallons. It would be nice if the deseret news would do a report on what the process MCW
plans on doing? Surely they have prepared some information on how their in-situ
recovery process will work.