Unfortunately it's for subscribers only... but there is a freely available Q&A on the implications—especially on limits to growth:
Also, I'm working on a book—the first biography of peak oil pioneer M. King Hubbert. For more on that, and to sign up for updates about the book, check out:
No, unfortunately I haven't seen any estimates of EROI for shale gas (in particular, the modern version with long horizontal drilling and mult-stage fracking). If I had found and estimate, I definitely would have highlighted it in my article.
However, a student of Charles Hall (a scientist I quoted in my article) is working on an EROI assessment for shale oil from the Bakken. He presented his preliminary results at the American Geophysical Union conference last December, and is planning to publish them in a journal:
In the future, if you happen to run across any such estimates for shale gas or oil, and happen to have a minute, please do give me a heads up!
"PLEASE GOD! GIVE US ANOTHER OIL BOOM AND WE PROMISE NOT TO PISS IT AWAY"
That is in every bar out there I hear! A plaque on the bar wall. Not as old as "All nations welcome, except Carrie Nation" old but around I'd say for 50 years. They never learn.
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