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Fracking: Will it save us from peak oil?

There is a boom of shale oil production going on in the US? Is peak oil dead?

3 Comments on "Fracking: Will it save us from peak oil?"

  1. rockman on Sun, 31st Aug 2014 2:29 am 

    Another foolish attempt to use the shale noom as proof that the Peak Oil Dynamic isn’t inflicting damage on consumer. In reality the boom is the best evidence of the approach of PO we see IMHO. The shale boom obviously wouldn’t exist without high oil prices. High oil prices which are a direct result of the POD.

    Such childish and illogical attempts as this show how disparate some are to confuse the public. Similar to their irrelevant efforts to making predicting a PO date an important issue .

  2. andya on Sun, 31st Aug 2014 2:59 am 

    I’m surprised to hear you say that Rock.
    “We will not run out of oil’
    “We will run out of oil we can afford to burn” pg.13
    Sounds like POD to me+

  3. shortonoil on Sun, 31st Aug 2014 3:13 pm 

    No one who has ever been active in the PO community has ever said that we will run out of oil. That is nonsensical baloney of the most extreme stupidity. Earth’s petroleum reserves are immense, but that does not mean that it is all there for our taking.

    When one asks a nonsensical question, the only possible reply is a nonsensical answer. The question should be: can shale production provide the same high quality, high energy, low cost oil as what was produced in the lower 48 from 1900 to 1970, and can it replace what came out of the great Middle Eastern fields in subsequent years? Can shale replace the quality of oil that drove the industrial revolution, and built our modern civilization? If it can’t, there is a problem with the whole shale revolution hyperbola.

    The simple answer to that question is: NO it can’t! When, as a society, we come to terms with that reality, we will begin to realize just how far we have sailed up that old proverbial creek! We will begin to realize just how short on paddles we are to pilot our way to where we will need to go.

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