Oliejøder?

Diverse — Drokles on March 12, 2011 at 4:31 am

Måske kan vi se frem til en geopolitisk gamechanger for det viser sig tilsyneladende at Israel sidder på gigantiske naturgas og olieforekomster. Fra Jerusalem Post

First, the gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, which began to produce commercial quantities of natural gas in 2004, are generally well-known. The Tamar field, which should begin production in 2013, is expected to supply all of Israel’s domestic requirements for at least 20 years. The Economist suggested in November 2010 that the recently discovered Leviathan field, which has twice the gas of Tamar, could be completely devoted to exports.

All the undersea gas fields together have about 25 trillion cubic feet of gas, but the potential for further discoveries is considerably greater, given that the US Geological Survey estimates that there are 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the whole Levant Basin, most of which is within Israel’s jurisdiction.

After the Leviathan discovery these numbers could go up further. Perhaps for that reason, Greece has been talking to Israel about creating a transportation hub for distributing gas throughout Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean that will come from undersea pipelines.

What is less well-known, but even more dramatic, is the work being done on this country’s oil shale. The British-based World Energy Council reported in November 2010 that Israel had oil shale from which it is possible to extract the equivalent of 4 billion barrels of oil. Yet these numbers are currently undergoing a major revision internationally.

A new assessment was released late last year by Dr. Yuval Bartov, chief geologist for Israel Energy Initiatives, at the yearly symposium of the prestigious Colorado School of Mines. He presented data that our oil shale reserves are actually the equivalent of 250 billion barrels (that compares with 260 billion barrels in the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia).

Independent oil industry analysts have been carefully looking at the shale, and have not refuted these findings. As a consequence of these new estimates, we may emerge as the third largest deposit of oil shale, after the US and China.

OIL SHALE mining used to be a dirty business that used up tremendous amounts of water and energy.

Yet new technologies, being developed for Israeli shale, seek to separate the oil from the shale rock 300 meters underground; these techniques actually produce water, rather than use it up.

Det betyder dog først og fremmest at den i forvejen udskældte olieindustri vil blive endnu mere dæmoniseret af venstrefløjen nu når den også kan assoscieres med jøder. De vil argumentere at Israel mere end noget andet land står bag klimaforandringer. Og det vil vel næppe hjælpe jøderne at adoptere Obama’s retorik “Climate-change! Yes we can!”. Men ikke desto mindre, olie er magt og jo mere andre får del i den jo mindre er der tilbage til araberne og iranerne. Spændende om de i så fald vil udvikle højteknologi, som modsvar.

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  1. Jeg har også noteret mig fundene. Meget interessant. Der er dog territoriale stridigheder med Libanon mht. Tamar og Leviathan. Hizbollah var ikke sene til at gribe den, og har allerede truet med at ville gå i krig, for at beskytte den libansesiske nations interesser (det sædvanlige).

    Der er sket mange tekniske landvindinger indenfor oliesand/tar sands i Canada (bla. derfor USA vist efterhånden kun får 15 % af sin olie fra Saudi) så man kunne håbe, at der kan ske en lignende udvikling indenfor shale.

    Comment by EAM — March 13, 2011 @ 1:08 pm
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