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Chevron Makes Use Of Solar Energy to Recover Oil: By Phil Covington | October 7th, 2011 1 Comment When you think...

Whatever you think about the sensibilities of using solar energy to get at fossil fuels, it’s worth putting this development into context. The San Francisco Chronicle, reporting on this story , highlighted that 32 percent of California’s industrial and commercial gas use is currently used for enhanced oil recovery – and in years to come, 60 percent of California’s oil production will use enhanced recovery methods . So, if solar steam-generation can be scaled, there is the potential to save a tremendous amount of natural gas. Furthermore, the Chronicle reports it’s already cheaper to use solar energy than natural gas for this application.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/chevron-solar-energy-...

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