To read the headlines or listen to that even more idiotic and unreliable source, Barack Hussein Obama you would think the USA was on the verge of regaining its position as the worlds No. 1 oil and gas producer and exporter due to the discovery of way to exploit vast reserves of oil and gas held in shale deposits.
In fact, according to The White House, fracking shale would drive America’s economic recovery and pave the way for The Emeror Obama to complete Americ’s economic conquest of the world and establishment of a global empire. Told you he’s a dickhead.
Recently President Obama made various noises that the US could alleviate the dependency of Ukraine on Russian gas because of America’s infinite reserves of oil shale and natural shale gas. Ever the dickhead’s dickhead Obama is once again letting his teleprompter do the thinking. Theres only one thing wrong with his dream solution to the Putin obstacle to his planned absorption of Ukraine into the EU and NATO, America’s shale bonanza is not going to happen.
The surface numbers are indeed impressive to a layman or politician but have been complied by the well known scientific method of making mathematical models of reality. And that means ignoring any real world data that suggests things might not be a simple as the scientists would like.
from Veterans Today:
According to US Government Energy Information Administration data, between 2005 and 2010 the contribution from shale gas to total US marketed gas production rose from less than 2% to more than 20%. And 2011 set an all-time record for US production as the result of shale gas growth.
However the shale gas comes from a small number of areas with significant and viable shale rock formations that have trapped gas and oil in the interstices of the sedimentary shale rocks. Continue reading: