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Lewis
Oil shale already viable.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:15am
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They're doing it now in the Eagle-Ford formation, in which my wife has a very small financial interest.

It's simple: Oil and water don't mix - so water is forced into the shale, the oil floats to the top (and the trapped natural gas is released) - then the water is purified and disposed of.

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    • Oil shale already viable. — Lewis, Fri Aug 19 8:15am
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