Lt. Gov. Greg Bell addresses oil shale symposium in Colorado

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    Re: DeltaFoxtrot | 1:11 p.m. Oct. 17, 2011
    "American oil for American consumption? That'll be the day"

    If American oil is sold overseas that would bring positive revenue to the USA. With more revenue coming in that would give Washington more money to spend and it might even slow the amount of borrowing we do. Well, ...... maybe not.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    DeltaFoxtrot said: American oil for American consumption? That'll be the day.
    The eco warriors will all be out in full dress doing their best to stop it in the name of protecting the environment.

    Your right, that ol' be the day, because oil is sold on the open market.

    ..and the oil company lobbyists will all be hidden from public view doing their best back room dealing in the name of protecting their bottom line and possible environmental liabilities.

  • Abe Sarvis Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    Sherlock, they've been telling us they don't need as much water anymore to extract oil from shale for at least 20 years. As Cedarite said, perhaps someday someone will actually demonstrate a viable low-water system, but until that day I'll retain my skepticism. There have been a number of these miracle no-water systems claimed, but they've always turned out to not be viable on a large scale.

  • NotBuyingIt MIDVALE, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    Well, gee. Maybe if the government (at the insistence of environmental extremists) wouldn't prevent the develoment of our natural resources, we wouldn't need Barack Obama's latest $446 billion "jobs bill"? Just a thought....

  • Cedarite Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Until they actually come up with a profitable viable method of extraction and processing to convert kerogen shale to gasoline, it's all just hot air and investment scams.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    American oil for American consumption? That'll be the day.

    The eco warriors will all be out in full dress doing their best to stop it in the name of protecting the environment.

    Of course they don't realize that if our nation collapses because we have to pay outrageous prices to import everything we use (and we're getting close to that point) there won't be anyone left to protect any environment at all.

  • sherlock holmes Eastern, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    I can hear them now - the anti-shale crowd saying "but the water, the water; we need to protect or save the water." Or something to that effect.

    They will be heartened to know that the new oil shale recovery technologies use less of the stuff. A lot less. Go to the websites of the companies who are getting ready to move ahead with a small commercial plant and you will see the water usage is way below the Paraho and Union technologies of the 70's.

    Good for the Gov and Lt Gov in supporting this industry.