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Title: Synthetic fuel development creates problems

Abstract

The development of the oil shale in Colorado is discussed specifically. Governor Lamm points out that this is not a well-proven technology; and both he and Harris D. Sherman, Executive Director of the Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources, are seriously concerned with the social, economic, and environmental disruptions that oil shale commercialization will bring to the state. With production at maximum capacity (8 oil shale plants at 50,000 barrels a day each), only 2.5 to 5% of the nation's petroleum needs could be supplied. However, both Gov. Lamm and Mr. Sherman realize that because the present administration has the synfuels bandwagon rolling - and 70% of the nation's high-grade oil shale is found in Colorado - it is not a question of if, but when, there will be development in the state. Therefore, they favor a phased approach to circumvent or mitigate the social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5808269
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Colo. Country Life; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26:14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; OIL SHALE INDUSTRY; PLANNING; COLORADO; COMMUNITIES; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; OIL SHALES; SOCIAL IMPACT; USA; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA; POPULATIONS; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; 294004* - Energy Planning & Policy- Oil Shales & Tar Sands; 295000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Hydrogen & Synthetic Fuels

Citation Formats

Schmit, M. Synthetic fuel development creates problems. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Schmit, M. Synthetic fuel development creates problems. United States.
Schmit, M. Sat . "Synthetic fuel development creates problems". United States.
@article{osti_5808269,
title = {Synthetic fuel development creates problems},
author = {Schmit, M},
abstractNote = {The development of the oil shale in Colorado is discussed specifically. Governor Lamm points out that this is not a well-proven technology; and both he and Harris D. Sherman, Executive Director of the Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources, are seriously concerned with the social, economic, and environmental disruptions that oil shale commercialization will bring to the state. With production at maximum capacity (8 oil shale plants at 50,000 barrels a day each), only 2.5 to 5% of the nation's petroleum needs could be supplied. However, both Gov. Lamm and Mr. Sherman realize that because the present administration has the synfuels bandwagon rolling - and 70% of the nation's high-grade oil shale is found in Colorado - it is not a question of if, but when, there will be development in the state. Therefore, they favor a phased approach to circumvent or mitigate the social, economic, and environmental impacts.},
doi = {},
journal = {Colo. Country Life; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 26:14,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {9}
}