posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by Rebel21
there is large amounts of oil in the U.S we have more oil than eny body else in the world.the problem is are goverment wount let us drill fore it. i
have over 20yrs exp in the oil and gas drilling.u here all the time from the socalled profasionals that it will take yrs before we see that oil come
to market that is a bold face liye from start to finsh it only takes 3 to 4 months fore it to reach market.there is no oil shortage at all this is
some more of the buracrats lyeing to the american popple. here is some info on how much oil we actuly have in this country i will include the
Bottom line – there is a lot of oil shale in the United States.
The United States is home to the largest and most concentrated oil shale deposits in the World. The Department of Energy states that the total oil
shale resource in the United States could potentially exceed 6 trillion barrels of oil. In fact, due to oil shale, Colorado's Piceance Basin
contains the most concentrated hydrocarbon deposit on Earth.
A relatively small area in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contains the richest oil shale deposits in the entire World. About 70% of the resource is
located on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The other 30% is located on private land, state land, and other lands.
One particular underground structure, known as the Green River Formation, contains very large quantities of oil shale. The Green River Formation was
created about 48 million years ago during the Eocene Era. The region contained a series of intermountain lakes where, over approximately 6 million
years, fine sediments and organic matter were deposited. Over time the organic matter was transformed into the oil shale deposits we see today. There
are other formations in the strata, deposited in a similar manner, that contain oil shale resources as well. These deposits also contain potentially
viable oil shale deposits.
In March of 2009, the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) completed a reassessment of the in-place oil shale reserves in this region and increased
their estimate from about 1 trillion barrels of shale oil to 1.525 trillion barrels of shale oil. The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that about
1.8 trillion barrels of shale oil potentially underlay Colorado, Utah and Wyoming in deposits greater than 15 barrels/ton.