Originally Posted by hammersklavier
I actually think the Shore Line/95 routing would be far cheaper and easier to do.
Actually the EROI in shale is very, very low. It takes substantially more energy to extract a barrel of shale oil than it does any sort of conventional drilling*. And shale wells dry up really fast, which means they have to drill lots of new wells just to maintain the production stream. It's not remotely sustainable, and in fact, shows several bubble characteristics.
*IIRC the EROI on conventional oil is 25, which means it returns 25x the amount of energy invested. Shale oil is about 9.5 (if that)...which makes it less efficient than solar power, currently around 10 and 15, depending on the mode and technology.
Theres no room...along the shoreline....