Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's Easy too

I read a recent article and interview with T. Boone Pickens of the Pickens Plan fame in the Washington Times. He's been getting a lot of press lately, so I'm not so interested in summarizing the article. What got me thinking was one quote about shale discoveries:

"These new reserves are unbelievable - that discovery is the biggest break this country has got in my lifetime," Mr. Pickens said. "Don't worry about the wells; private industry will bring them in. Natural gas is cleaner. It's cheaper. It's 130 octane; you can clean it up with a simple separator, and it's ready to go. Oil needs a refinery."

What got me thinking was the ease of bringing gas to market. Nobody seems to be talking much about that. What a huge advantage for natural gas.

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