"What peak oil?" asks Peter Glover, in a column at canadafreepress.com.
Glover notes that the Green River shale in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado has about 1.5 trillion barrels of recoverable oil, which matches the total worldwide proven reserves.
Glover writes: "At current levels of US consumption—19.5 million barrels per day (bpd)—Green River on its own could supply domestic US needs for the next 200 years. Then there are the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays. The former alone is on a par with big Persian Gulf producing countries. Eagle Ford may even match the hydrocarbon endowment of the Bakken/Three Forks play in North Dakota and Montana. To date, shale or tight oil has added about 700,000 bpd to US oil production.
"No wonder North America is being talked about in oil terms as ‘the new Middle East’. But the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays aside, there are a further 18 plays with plenty of energy potential across the United States. And I haven’t even touched on the granddaddy of North American oil plays: Canada's huge Athabasca oil sands development."
Read the whole thing here.
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