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Development of oil shale in the Green River Formation. Report of the Committee on Environment and Public Planning.
Dole-H; Beard-T; Bredehoeft-J; Oinneen-GU; Donnell-J; Rold-J; Russell-P; Schumm-S; Sedgely-E
Geologist 1974 Jul; 9(4)(Suppl):1-8
In the last two decades, U.S. petroleum demand has increased at a rate greater than that of domestic production. A domestic energy source that is under serious consideration to augment present supply is oil shale. The Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming represents a potential resource containing about 2 trillion barrels of oil in shale that averages 15 gallons per ton or more than 400 billion barrels in 30-gallon-per-ton shale. This report considers the technological and environmental aspects of developing this resource for use by the people of the United States.
Oil-shale; Oil-recovery; Oil-industry
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
CO; UT; WY
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
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