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  • Welcome to Shale Country | Center of the American West ...

    The promise of oil shale has been tantalizing people around the world since long before Mike Callahan accidentally publicized its existence on the Western Slope. 4 For centuries, people have heated shales to coax the oil out of the stone. Apothecaries and physicians in Austria used oil from shale for medicinal purposes as early as 1350.

  • OilPrice :: Kerogen Oil Shale: The Next Rock of Ages ...

    This is the story of kerogen (oil shale), and could be a huge one, or it could just stay in the ground for a few more centuries until we figure out how to get it out of the rock without breaking the bank. Oil shale is not conventional oil that can flow through geological formations. It is a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen which ...

  • Oil Shale, 2015, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 291–292 ISSN 0208 ...

    often tight oil is called shale oil, which has caused a lot of confusion among researchers and specialists concerned and in the oil shale industry as a whole. In the oil shale industry the term "shale oil" has been used for many centuries. Earth materials containing oil are called oil-bearing rocks (oil-

  • Comparison of the Acceptability of Various Oil Shale .

    solids processes that maximize yield and minimize oil shale residence time during processing and true in-situ processes that generate oil over several years that is more similar to natural petro-leum. Introduction The recovery of oil from oil shale dates back centuries. Although reserves of oil shale are comparable to remaining reserves of conven-