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Sinopec's Clean Coal Plan Shows It's Set To Buy Chesapeake's Texas Oil Fields

Forbes -- When I saw the headline this morning about China’s Sinopec pursuing a big energy deal in Texas I thought maybe Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon had finally convinced the Chinese to take that $6 billion worth of Permian Basin oil fields off his hands. That deal might still be in the offing (remember Sinopec CEO Fu Chengyu was a guest of Aubrey McClendon’s for one of the Thunder’s home games in the NBA Finals). But no, today’s news involves Sinopec looking to get involved in something even more interesting.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Sinopec aims to invest as much as $1 billion in a west Texas clean coal project. The idea is to capture the carbon dioxide emissions from burning the coal for power, then piping the CO2 around to be injected into old oil fields to coax out...


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China already owns more of the US than the US does. Thanks to corporations wheelings and dealings.
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China may as well own the rest of our economy.
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Again, thank you EPA.
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Maybe the Chinese are smarter than we are.
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Keep them OUT!
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:01:17 AM

This is just sad that outsiders are taking over our energy.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:54:51 AM

Previous post, coal to India now China is getting involved in domestic coal production. Do we have American companies that could develop this technology.
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No waste..............a green circuit, then?
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:52:46 AM

the technology for clean burning coal has been around a long time, they were just never required to use it.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:52:32 AM

Good grief
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:51:56 AM

can't do it with, but get outside money involved to bypass regs
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:47:18 AM

Don't trust the Chinese as far as you can spit.
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Buy.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:46:57 AM

Ok.
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Hopefullly it doesn't contaminate the ground water
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Good
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Maybe pa79th.
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IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE WE HAVE A CHINESE TAKE OUT ON EVERY STREET CORNER....WE WILL EVENTUALLY REGRET ALL THIS COMMIE INTERFERENCE.....
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I'm not a chemist - where does the CO2 go?
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:42:56 AM

not at all happy that this is a corporation based in China...however if it help our economy in the process and brings along a new Tech that the coal industry can pass through the EPA..then go for it!
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One pollutant to milk out another? Now, CO2 will cool the ground, and stop global warming?
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:38:31 AM

Interesting concept but is this 'injected Co2' not eventually coming out into the air??? Clean coal is a good idea ...if it's really clean - just look at fracking. Too bad not more info.
& to posters like donny47...since China has the money now, they appear to have tech. that we do not so if China will invest in clean coal here why keep them out??? If they buy out oil fields then maybe (just maybe) I see your point.
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We need to watch China's involvement in any technology. They will steal it and use it in China to beat us at our own game.
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I don't like foreign investment.
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Stop the deal
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interesting???
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keep china out!
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ok
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Mmm...
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China shouldn't be allowed to buy any US companies.
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China is slowly buying up this country.
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Too late guys, China owns way too much of the U.S., now.
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Interesting.
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Clean coal...who came up with that term? I guess we now have peaceful tornadoes and kind murderers.
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Not really sure I want the Chinese in west Texas
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Spend dollars now while they're still worth something.
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Interesting.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:22:55 AM

You need to go back and read the article again Chinto12. The short version reads like this; Sinopec builds a clean coal power plant in the Southwest US. This power plant captures the CO2 that would otherwise go into the atmosphere. This is why it is called "clean coal." Then Sinopec will sell the CO2 to US companies drilling in the Permian Basin which is also in the Southwestern US to be injected into old oil fields to coax out more stubborn crude. This is a win win.
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To timesaverinc: They are already doing it in China, and successfully. They are doing it MUCH better than we can, and if we could have that technology, we could improve our oil production without having to drill new wells.

It could be a win-win for a change.
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Hahaha... So the Chinese will now control our gas prices.
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OK
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