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oil shale

Carl Schaschke

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199651450
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191744464
oil shale

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An oil-bearing fine-grained carbonaceous sedimentary rock containing an organic matter called kerogen. It is generally uneconomic to extract oil from oil shale unless the cost of extraction falls below the cost of petroleum. A number of recovery methods, such as ...

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