200 Billion Barrels of Oil

Canada’s National Energy Board and the Northwest Territories Geological Survey released a report last month that almost 200 billion barrels of unconventional petroleum resources were identified in the Sahtu region of Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT).

Though the assessment stressed that only a portion of the oil may be recoverable, many in the Northwest Territories were optimistic about the opportunities the news could bring.

“This is probably the savour for the whole Sahtu region, if it’s developed” says Gregor Harold McGregor, the mayor of Norman Wells, one of the communities in the region. “But we don’t have an all year road, and I’m thinking probably without that, it’s going to be developed sometime in the future.”

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200 Billion Barrels in the Sahtu Region Northwest Territories Canada near Norman Wells



The proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia are the second largest in the world, estimated to be 268 billion barrels

A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder.

Abstract: It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains–that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.
Med Ethics. 1992 Jun; 18(2): 94–98.