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Frack Attack
Saudis Seducing U.S. Shale Workers
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  • Corlyss

    I’d love to see some Americans fracking the middle east.

    • Josephbleau

      Good pun, but I suspect that this is only a way to tie up some US capacity by buying up directional drilling talent. Saudi has shale? They are producing conventional oil at $10 per bbl and they have a lot left underground. Remember that the big deal about shale is production of gas for the northeast US.

      • Corlyss

        Oh, no question that’s what THEY think they will be doing. The fracking I had in mind involves bunker-busters and nukes if necessary. “All I am saying is give war a chance,” to paraphrase that old poet. I think it would be a great boon to the whole planet if those annoying little primitives living in the 9th century and dragging us around by our need for cheap energy had ALL their leverage taken away at once. They seem exceptionally dilatory in doing it to themselves. I’d just like to speed up the process a tad. I have to admit, it wasn’t my idea, it was my mom’s and at the time she first suggested it in 1974, I thought it was extreme. But as I age, it seems like a ripping good idea. Of course, now it won’t happen if Israel doesn’t do it.

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