Monday, January 14, 2013

Monterey Shale Rivals Earlier Shale Giants

California's Monterey Shale deposits may contain more oil than North Dakota's Bakken and Texas' Eagle Ford -- two giant US shale deposits that have just begun to change the face of global oil production.

California's energy problem sits in Sacramento, in the form of a lefty-Luddite green dieoff.orgiast state government / faux environmental industrial complex. Sacramento is the enemy of California's energy future.
Running from Los Angeles to San Francisco, California's Monterey Shale is thought to contain more oil than North Dakota's Bakken and Texas's Eagle Ford -- both scenes of an oil boom that's created thousands of jobs and boosted U.S. oil production to the highest rate in over a decade.

In fact, the Monterey is thought to hold over 400 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That's nearly half the conventional oil in all of Saudi Arabia. The United States consumes about 19 million barrels of oil a day...

Several oil companies have put together research teams to work on the Monterey, said Katie Potter, head of exploration and production staffing at NES Global Talent, a company that recruits oil industry professionals.

If the Monterey takes off, Potter said the impact on jobs in the state would be huge, saying the shale boom has already created 600,000 jobs nationwide over the last few years.

... _CNN
Governor Jerry Brown along with the Sierra Club, would like to stop California's energy boom before it can begin. But they are making many enemies among the grass roots by doing so, and if they cannot find a way to compromise their faux environmental dogma for the sake of California's fiscal health, there will be a reckoning.

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Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

The last I read on this was that Jerry Brown was even more receptive to the shale drilling than some CA bureaucrats, so he got rod of them.

This CA shale is proving tough, but when it is cracked, it will dwarf Bakken, or so I have read.

Intersting to watch.

Yes, there is Peak Oil---if you limit production, whether by kleptocrats in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela etc, or thugs in Russia, or nut cases in Ira and Iraq, or by bureaucrats in the USA.

10:09 PM  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes. Political peak oil is the only kind of peak oil we are likely to see -- at least until peak demand truly kicks in.

A good politician manages to be on all sides of important issues, if his public relations department is devious enough.

If his lips are moving, he is lying.

Watch what politicians do, and relegate what they say to secondary status for further analysis as needed.

6:03 AM  

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