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Title: 1993 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium (Abstract only)
Authors: Eastern Oil Shale Symposium
Issue Date: May-1993
Publisher: University of Kentucky, Institute for Mining and Minerals Research
Citation: Proceedings: 1992 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium; Oil shale, tar sands, heavy oil; pp. 1-84 (1993)
Type: conference publication
Pages: 84
Abstract: The Eastern Oil Shale Symposium, now in its eleventh year, continues to provide a forum for discussing a range of oil shale and tar sand technologies including geology, mining, processing, and related environmental issues. Over the intervening years, this Symposium has been gradually broadened to include papers on oil-shale and tar-sand resources in western U.S. and on deposits elsewhere in the world. I believe that this trend in broadening the scope of the Symposium is good and should be encouraged. Certainly, we gain a better understanding of our synfuel resources in the U.S. by encouraging foreign workers to share their research with us. Since last year's Symposium, interest in oil shale in the U.S. has continued to decline. In 1991, Unocal closed its oilshale facility at Parachute, Colorado and Occidental Oil Company cancelled plans to reopen its Cb oil-shale site in Colorado under a multimillion dollar program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy. Despite these events, there are still opportunities for new and imaginative ideas for deveolping our synfuels resources, even on a modest scale. For example, a promising new method for making asphalt additives for road pavements from shale oil could fill an important new market for synfuel products. Similar innovations in processing and products brings us closer to the goal of a viable oil shale and tar sands industry. This Symposium, with its excellent papers, moves us a step closer toward that goal.
URI: http://ds.heavyoil.utah.edu/dspace/handle/123456789/7262
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