The large deposits of oil shale in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming offer a potential source of significant quantities of liquid fuels. This paper discusses the location and potential of the resource; the present state of technology for producing shale oil by both aboveground and in situ processes; the characteristics of shale oil; environmental aspects of oil-shale utilization; and recent developments, particularly results of the Department of the Interior’s Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program, that suggest inauguration of commercial oil-shale processing.
Dineen, G. U., "Oil Shale and Its Potential Utilization" (1974). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy. 18.
1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)
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26 Apr 1974