Skip to main content

View Diary: ANOTHER reason Keystone XL is a SCAM! (10 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Does the 25 units of nat gas energy... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    FishOutofWater, RunawayRose, StrayCat

    ...also include the shipping, drilling, processing of the natural gas itself? Way too many links in this chain. And the loss of ecosystem services to boot. This is too far for most economists to look, but it has to be done. Thanks for posting on this really important issue of EROEI.

    •  No it doesnt (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      FishOutofWater, RunawayRose, StrayCat

      Robert Rapier is a IMHO good source, he writes for the

      Hes saying tar sands has a 3 to 1 EROEI, and as you correctly note that doesnt include any inputs required to get the nat gas to site. It also doesnt include any attempts at restoring the site, er ...ah... I mean open pit mine.

      IMHO, as I wrote last week, its probably closer to 1 to 1.5 when all things are considered...

      Using 3 gallons of gas to make 4 or 5 gallons of gas is just silly, and will leave Canada with a hole in the ground that can be seen from orbit.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 09:25:19 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site