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  •  Going back and doing some research.. (3+ / 0-)
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    Notreadytobenice, elwior, The Jester

    there were many posts on DKos and other sites that mentioned a study saying that most of the oil left in Iraq is nearly unattainable.  The easy oil is all gone and now they must use high pressure to bring the oil to the surface.  They study and the posts about it were quickly condemned and nullified by the Dkos media waldos who pop up to debunk and hijack rational conversation.  So, the gist is that the US got nothing in the way of oil out of Iraq.

    Energy is neither created nor destroyed; it only changes form.

    by SME in Seattle on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 12:21:09 PM PST

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    •  I never heard about the oil being nearly (1+ / 0-)
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      unattainable. If you google "iraq oil reserves" u don't see that.
      Here's the wiki on the subject:

      Excerpt (see particularly last paragraph):

      Oil reserves in Iraq will be the largest in the world according to recent geological surveys and seismic data. The Iraqi government has stated that new exploration showed Iraq has the world’s largest proven oil reserves, with more than 350 billion barrels. Officially confirmed reserves rank third largest in the world at approximately 143 billion barrels (22.7×109 m3).
      As a result of military occupation and civil unrest, the official statistics have not been revised since 2001 and are largely based on 2-D seismic data from three decades ago. International geologists and consultants have estimated that unexplored territory may contain vastly larger reserves.
      Iraq has a LOT of oil and a lot of area not explored. The new Fracturing technology probably doubles estimates.

      However, I  believe Iraq was about "Daddy" of he whose name cannot be said. May he be stricken from the hall of records. May his family be shamed.

      Been going on for 10K years. They are all monkeys.
      Get out the Gom Jabbar

      "Stop! I hold at your neck the gom jabbar ... the high-handed enemy. It's a needle with a drop of poison on its tip ... It kills only animals."
      Mohiam to Paul, Dune (1965), Frank Herbert

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