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An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies

An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies

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 An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies
June 1980
NTIS order #PB80-210115
 
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 80-600101For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402 Stock No. 052-003 -00759-2
 
Foreword
For many decades, the oil shale resources of the Western United States havebeen considered possible contributors to the Nation’s liquid fuel supply. This vol-ume reviews several paths to development of these resources and the likely conse-quences of following these paths. A chapter providing background informationabout the nature of oil shale is followed by an evaluation of technologies for recov-ery of shale oil. The economics and finances of establishing an industry of varioussizes are analyzed. The fact that much of the best shale is located on Federal landis examined in light of the desire to increase use of the resources. The conse-quences of shale development in terms of impact on the physical and social envi-ronments, and a discussion of the availability of water complete the report.Policy options addressing barriers that could hinder the establishment of theindustry are presented. These options, designed primarily for Congressional con-sideration, are limited to the obstacles OTA identified as currently existing. Otherissues, of equal importance for the protection of the environment and the commu-nities, but not constraints to development, are discussed in the body of the report.The assessment deals only with oil shale; no systematic attempt was made in thisstudy to compare this energy source with liquid fuel sources other than conven-tional petroleum or with alternative energy strategies. Other OTA assessmentsare addressing many of these topics.Volume II evaluates the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program. Bothvolumes were prepared in response to requests from the Senate Committee on En-ergy and Natural Resources. We hope they will be of value to the entire Congresswhen considering domestic energy policies.
JOHN H, GIBBONS
Director
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