oil shale

NOUN
  1. shale from which oil can be obtained by heating
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How To Use oil shale In A Sentence

  • More ammonium sulphate solution is being recovered in the process of distilling oil shale.
  • In addition to its well-preserved fossil fish, the Green River Formation is famous for its trona and oil shale.
  • The oil shales are very fissile, non-laminated, dark brown to black and have a bituminous smell, whereas the less carbonaceous beds are weakly fissile.
  • Economically significant deposits of trona, a major source of sodium compounds , and thick layers of oil shale were created in the arid environment.
  • Chemical precipitation produces other deposits, such as evaporites, ironstones, and phosphates; and the accumulation of organic matter results in the formation of coal, oil shales, and hydrocarbons.
  • The development of an economically viable way to extract oil from oil shale would put a ceiling on oil prices and would extend the oil era by decades.
  • More ammonium sulphate solution is being recovered in the process of distilling oil shale.
  • Oil shale is sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials -- called kerogen -- that are released as petroleum-like liquids when the rock is heated. Local News RSS from The Detroit News
  • Heating oil shale to a sufficiently high temperature will drive off a vapor which processing can distill (retort) to yield a petroleum-like shale oil-a form of non-conventional oil-and combustible shale gas (the term shale gas can also refer to gas occurring naturally in shales). WN.com - Articles related to Reliance Industries to push into power and telecom
  • It was also postulated that the slow settling of organic material from the surface produced the bituminous carbonate layers known as oil shale.
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