shale oil


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shale oil

[′shāl ‚ȯil]
(materials)
Liquid obtained from the destructive distillation of kerogens in oil shale; further processing is needed to convert shale oil into products similar to petroleum oils.
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In addition, in the United States, 2017 was the year of an important mindset change across shale oil producers.
This super-major is among the main producers of US shale oil and its output keeps rising.
The popularity of shale oil to the economies of OPEC members like Nigeria has increased considerably in recent years.
The low-temperature retorting of oil shale generates shale oil, which is similar to crude oil.
According to the World Energy Council, in 2008, the total production of shale oil was 930,000 ton, equal to 17,700 barrels per day of which China produced 375,000 ton, Estonia 355,000 ton and Brazil 200,000 ton.
Furthermore, the study addresses the changes in global reserves of fossil oil and shale oil and gas, and the ranking of countries according to global reserves.
The study concluded according to a press statement issued by the Fund today that shale oil and gas production process result in high emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that contribute to global warming of the earth and lead to pollution of the environment and groundwater and causing landslides rocks in the ground.
Global shale oil reserves are expected to be greater than five trillion barrels according to the International Energy Agency.
One problem in predicting the end of the boom is that shale oil production differs significantly from production of regular crude oil.
Most of the shale oil wells are only a few years old (relatively very recent when compared to conventional oil wells), so there is significant uncertainty as to the expected lifespan of these wells and their ultimate recovery.
Shale oil production has slowed since prices dropped significantly.
China may hold 10-20 billion tonnes of shale oil resource, the paper said, citing preliminary industry estimates.