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  •  Oil sands and natural gas. (none)

    "Blessing are not just for the ones who kneel" Bono

    by kd texan on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:24:33 AM PST

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    •  Converting it (bitumens) (none)
      into a synthetic gas.

      I missed how they plan on doing this.

      And then this:

      Smaller Petrobank Energy [TSX:PBG] is building a pilot project to test its technology that involves pumping air underground to fuel a fire that burns the heavier oilsands particles. Lighter, melted oil is accumulated by a second horizontal well and brought to the surface.

      Fire in the hole.  I thought they were kidding when I
      first heard of this last year.

      James

      PS-Thanx for the source, KD

      I have family in West Texas

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