Salt Domes: Is There More Energy Available from Their Salt than from Their Oil?

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Science  31 Mar 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4336, pp. 1436-1437
DOI: 10.1126/science.199.4336.1436


Calculations indicate that a typical oil-bearing salt dome along the Gulf Coast of the United States contains more energy in its salt than is present in its oil. The magnitude of the potential salinity gradient energy is even greater when all of the salt domes are considered.