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oil shale

[′ȯil ‚shāl]
(geology)
A finely layered brown or black shale that contains kerogen and from which liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons can be distilled. Also known as kerogen shale.
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The aim of the present research was to systematically study the geo-chemical and industrial characteristics of Middle Jurassic oil shale in the Yuqia area of the northern Qaidam Basin.
During a session held on August 23, the Cabinet agreed to amend the oil shale agreement with the Saudi firm, and instructed the minister of energy and mineral resources to present the amended draft for approval.
Oil shale is an ideal alternative energy for its rich resource and easy to be large-scale exploit.
This project will help Jordan make use of its substantial oil shale reserves, estimated to be nearly 30 billion tonnes, thus decreasing its reliance on imported oil and gas.
Before being reserved for US Navy ships by the Taft administration, oil shale was used for road construction, adhesives, medicine, and decoration back in the time of the Greeks and Romans.
Estonia and China have well established oil shale industries, and Brazil, Germany, and Russia are also utilizing oil shale.
While oil shale is found in many places worldwide, by far the largest deposits in the world are found in the United States in the Green River Formation, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
An agreement with an Estonian-Malaysian consortium Enefit will construct a 460-megawatt (MW) oil shale power plant within the next four years, in what will be the first electricity station utilising the alternative energy resource in the region.
The accord culminated efforts of the NRA in marketing and promotion of areas to explore and exploit Oil Shale Resources in the central and southern parts of the kingdom.
Affection of getting oil shale to the environment includes mainly 4 aspects as follows
Using natural gas heaters, Red Leaf heats the oil shale and extracts the oil.
Currently, Jordan's oil imports account for up to 98 per cent of its energy needs, however, investing in oil shale will boost lucrative energy exports and bring lower costs to the local market," remarked Dr Mousa Alzyoud, the director general of NRA.