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Whatever. Luckily, we have plenty of natural gas.

A study completed by the Potential Gas Committee, a group of academics and industry specialists supported by the Colorado School of Mines, recently completed its biennial report on natural gas reserves. According to an article in the New American magazine, "estimated reserves rose to 2,074 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2008, up from 1,532 Tcf in its 2006 report." The amount of energy contained in over two trillion cubic feet of natural gas is more than all the energy contained in all the oil in Saudi Arabia.

The New American Magazine writes, "current U.S. usage is about 25 Tcf per year, thus new reserve figures suggest at least 83 years at current usage. But this figure is certainly low."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/t-boone-pickens/natural-gas-and-plenty-of_b_248242.html

What this means is that a shortage of fossil energy, and associated calls for energy independence, is NOT going to be a driver for reduction in CO2 generation, as some hope...

by asdf on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 09:25:19 AM EST

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