Geothermal electric power supply possible from Gulf Coast, Midcontinent oil field waters

The rising price of electrical power and the current high price of hydrocarbons have changed the geothermal outlook in the US in a major way.Several methods of geothermal system development previously deemed unprofitable may be viable at the present time, especially in the presence of higher electricity prices, increased or new state portfolio standards, and possible federal tax incentives.The Gulf Coast and Midcontinent states possess few, if any, conventional electrical grade geothermal hydrothermal resources. However, states such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and even Arkansas do possess thousands of wells that reach depths where temperatures are 250° F. to more than 4...

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