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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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Thomas Meijssen, the general manager, Jordan Oil Shale Company (Josco) and the country chair for Shell said, "The company is continuing its exploration activities and hopes to move from the first phase (assessment) to the second phase (appraisal) in the middle of 2013.
However, investing in oil shale will boost lucrative energy ex-ports and bring lower costs to the local market.
Geological Survey to establish comprehensive baseline conditions for groundwater and surface water quality, including their chemistry, and quantity in the Piceance and Uintah Basins to aid in the future monitoring of impacts from oil shale development in the Green River Formation.
Two- thirds of the oil shale resources are located in North America while Europe and Australia both account for approximately 12 per cent.
As many as 100,000 new jobs could be created by a 2 million barrel per day oil shale industry.
Other nations with oil shale reserves have been mining them for decades for power generation and other uses, but American enthusiasm has run hot and cold, depending on oil prices.
Shell drilled 55 shallow boreholes, all of which were petrophysically logged, in 1982, encountering the Cretaceous and organic rich Tarfaya oil shale within the San Leon area.
We're glad to be working with the impressive staff and capabilities of AMSO to help tackle the key environmental and technical challenges facing domestic oil shale production," said Julio Friedmann, program leader of LLNL's carbon management program.
Unfortunately for more than 80 years oil shale and phosphorite have been mined and industrially used in environmentally hazardous ways, devastating large regions in northern and northeastern Estonia.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) identified oil shale as a strategically important domestic resource, among others, that should be developed.
The commonly used catalysts in the pyrolysis of oil shale mainly include alkali, alkaline earth metals and transition metal species as well as their compounds [14].
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.