A huge oil reserve in North Dakota, & Montana!

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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-03-2009 07:09 PM 1331 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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05-03-2009 07:09 PM

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I received an email about a month ago about this huge Oil deposit in the USA.

I checked it out with, to see if it was true.

The reason it peeked my interest, is when I was working as a mechanic in a diesel shop, back in

1956 & 1957. An oil man had stopped in about getting some equipment repaired.

He told us at the time that the oil discovery was huge.

I remember him jokingly saying, that the Oil in Texas, & Oklahoma was seepage from North Dakota.

When one of my Sons’ lived in Minot ND.

I used to drive the country side, & I seen a lot of capped oil wells along the roads.

This country isn’t as bad off as we think. I hope!

Click Here. if you want to read about it

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 05-03-2009 07:30 PM

Just like gold oil is were you find it.

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#2 posted 05-03-2009 10:25 PM

I appreciate you posting this. It seems as if no one has any critical thinking skills any longer and will believe almost anything they read or hear.

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 03:05 AM

And no Alien bodies either Dick, right?

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 03:12 AM

I saw something on TV about this some time ago.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 04:29 AM

If I remember my details right, the issue is that it’s not currently economic to extract this oil. It’s there, but it’s in the rocks in such a way that oil has to go back up to mumbledy hundreds of dollars per gallon to make it worthwhile to pull it out of the ground.

That, and it still doesn’t do anything about the CO2 emissions from burning that oil. But it may be useful for non-energy petroleum needs, like fertilizers, given that we depend so much on petroleum based fertilizers in our food supplies.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 05-04-2009 05:28 AM

So having ~146 days worth of oil that is difficult and expensive to recover means we are well off?

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 05:12 PM

Snopes is a great resource (unlike all that shale ;-)

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 03:08 AM

Dick, if you owned that land you could join the Beverley Hill Billies.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 04:42 AM

A while back I saw a report on Caterpillar trucks that are only made to be used in Canadian oil sand fields.

I’m no engineer (I flunked out of engineering school before I decided to become a lawyer) but if there is enough oil in Canadian sand to make that worthwhile I’m pretty sure that it won’t be too long before someone comes up with a method to extract the oil out of shale.


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#10 posted 05-10-2009 06:11 AM

Lee, extracting oil for shale is not a new idea. I believe kerosene has been extracted from shale for many years.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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