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Title: Water for commercial oil shale development in Utah: Allocating scarce resources and the search for new sources of supply
Authors: Ruple, John C.
Keiter, Robert B.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Utah, College of Law
Citation: Journal of Land, Resources and Environmental Law; vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 95-143 (2010)
Type: journal article
Pages: 49
Abstract: BACKGROUND A. What Is Oil Shale and Why Do We Care? Oil shale is a sedimentary rock containing solid bituminous materials. When oil shale is heated, petroleum-like liquids and gasses are released. The process of heating shale and capturing resulting liquids and gasses is called retorting and can occur in combination with conventional mining methods (surface retorting), or by in-place liquification and gasification (in-situ retorting).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10982
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