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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> According to O.E.C.D. data, the Middle-East holds 70% of the world's oil reserves while North America and Europe will run out of oil in 2010 at their current rate of production. Current technologies might provide alternatives to oil for energy but not to oil for plastics.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Where do they get their "facts"?<br><br>Canada has between 1 and 2.5 trillion barrels of oil locked up in tar sands, which gives it more oil than all of the middle east. These reserves have long been ignored because they weren't as cheaply extracted as crude oil, something that has changed in the past decade. That means Canada alone could supply current world demand for oil for something like 50 years.<br><br>
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Oil from the tar sands of Alberta still aren't cheaply extracted nor is it done without making quite a bit of greenhouse gases. <br>You have to burn too much natural gas to extract the stuff. It also makes a waste land anywhere this sand is strip mined.<br><br>I would leave this stuff on the ground fro another 50 years until we can figure an easier way to extract it.<br><br>(__*__) <-- circular sig when standing
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