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    ... on trial in the heel-toe THAI extraction technique that would, on the figures cited in the Oil Drum, appear to be substantially more energy efficient, which means strip mining now or using steam underground extraction now with bitumen burned to generate the steam is wasting the resource that would be available under the THAI approach, if it proves out.

    Its not a renewable energy source ~ when it is consumed now, it is no longer available, no matter what technology is available later in the century and no matter how useful the bitumen may be a material rather than as a fuel as oil production declines and with it the reduction in the production of the most viscous of the refinery products.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 03:30:07 PM PDT

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