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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 characteristic feature of oil shale is the presence of kerogen (organic matter) from which oil is obtained by thermal treatment in the absence of oxygen.
The Global Oil Shale Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Oil Shale market with a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.
Concentration of kerogen contained in oil shale improves the oil shale feedstock used for production of shale oil, synthetic gas and electricity through retorting or gasification processes.
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.
He added that the company at the end of the study period will sign an agreement to develop oil shale resources in the two areas with an initial Oil Shale reserve estimates of about 2.
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.
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.