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Title: Shale oil: U. S. and world resources and prospects for near-term commercialization in the United States

Abstract

Although the United States has large resources of shale oil, several decades of development effort have yet to result in a viable industry. Because both the cost of the oil and the environmental impact of its production are not well known and seem to remain perennially at the margin of acceptability, the matter of commercialization has become a political issue. A variety of economic incentives and government programs to encourage commercial development have been proposed - some implemented - and several industrial corporations are proceeding cautiously. Conflicting political, economic, and environmental views, however, continue to preclude a decisive commitment and it does not appear at this time that significant quantities of shale oil will be available in the next decade, or probably even longer.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc., TN (USA). Inst. for Energy Analysis
OSTI Identifier:
6142341
Report Number(s):
ORAU/IEA-79-8(R)
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-05-0033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; OIL SHALES; SHALE OIL; COMMERCIALIZATION; COST; USA; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MINERAL OILS; NORTH AMERICA; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SYNTHETIC FUELS; SYNTHETIC PETROLEUM; 040800* - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 294004 - Energy Planning & Policy- Oil Shales & Tar Sands

Citation Formats

Marland, G. Shale oil: U. S. and world resources and prospects for near-term commercialization in the United States. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Marland, G. Shale oil: U. S. and world resources and prospects for near-term commercialization in the United States. United States.
Marland, G. Thu . "Shale oil: U. S. and world resources and prospects for near-term commercialization in the United States". United States.
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abstractNote = {Although the United States has large resources of shale oil, several decades of development effort have yet to result in a viable industry. Because both the cost of the oil and the environmental impact of its production are not well known and seem to remain perennially at the margin of acceptability, the matter of commercialization has become a political issue. A variety of economic incentives and government programs to encourage commercial development have been proposed - some implemented - and several industrial corporations are proceeding cautiously. Conflicting political, economic, and environmental views, however, continue to preclude a decisive commitment and it does not appear at this time that significant quantities of shale oil will be available in the next decade, or probably even longer.},
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year = {1979},
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