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CO2, a ‘detergent’ for oil recovery

By Mark Fagan · March 8, 2009 · Comment on this

Lynn Watney explains how carbon dioxide — that greenhouse gas that's the subject of major debate in Kansas and throughout the environmental world — could serve as a "detergent" to be injected underground, where it could wash out oil for recovery at the surface. It is among the opportunities that could help extend the life of the state's oil reserves by as much as 25 percent, he says.

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