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Old 02-10-2019, 03:25 PM   #4937 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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It would be profitable to pump 20 pounds of CO2 down an oil well at current prices. At all time high oil prices up to 50lb of CO2 could be used to drive off oil since the CO2 is almost free, the cost is all in moving it around.
Each gallon of oil produces some where around 22 pounds of carbon dioxide when burned. Now the CO2 that could have been put down a well just gets blown off into the atmosphere. It would have been the worlds first low carbon to carbon neutral oil, maybe even carbon negative oil. As far as I'm concerned it's more plant food.
It's not the perfect answer, it was a starting point.
But oh well that ship has sailed, hit an iceberg and sank.
As we have already established only a small minority of people are willing to pay to fix climate change.
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