Thursday, January 26, 2006

Plenty of new info debunking "peak oil"

Fort Worth, Texas, is built on top the Barnett
Shale natural gas field, a field so vast that the
U.S. Geological Service estimates it contains
some 26 trillion cubic feet of yet-to-be-
discovered natural gas. Estimates are that as
much as 160 billion cubic feet of natural gas are
in place per square mile in the Barnett Shale
formation. The Barnett Shale field is the largest
gas-producing field in Texas, covering some 15
counties in the northern part of the state. The
core area comprises about 120,000 net acres that
stretch north from Fort Worth to the western
outskirts of Denton.
Commented Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., co-author of
"Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity
and the Politics of Oil": "With the field only
discovered in 1981, the Barnett Shale natural gas
resources were not known when Shell Oil geologist
M. King Hubbert started worrying about 'peak
production.' With natural gas resources this
abundant, we can be reasonably assured there
remains a large quantity of natural gas to be
extracted at home, right on the continental U.S.
That abundance should be apparent even to those
who want to maintain the doctrinaire position
that the Barnett Shale natural gas is organic in

The excuse to go busting somebody's ass elsewhere
on the planet to secure Amurika's energy supply
is getting weaker by the hour.

Doesn't look like many are bringing this up.


...and what's more...
NASA scientists are about to publish conclusive
studies showing abundant methane of a non-
biologic nature is found on Saturn's giant moon
Titan, a finding that validates a new book's
contention that oil is not a fossil fuel.

Looks like the idea is locked up.

Yet, could it be both fossil and non-fossil?

Full article.