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1987 Eastern oil shale symposium: Proceedings

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The theme of the 1987 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium was primarily based on research and development activities to obtain a sound oil shale data base for understanding the fundamental technology aspects relating to future process applications. Attendance remained about the same as in 1986 with 101 individuals registering for the meeting and 44 oil shale papers presented in three sessions. Contributors to the oil shale sessions were: two from industry, nine from government, 30 from universities and three from other sources. The tar sand session with seven papers continued to be a positive addition to the symposium. The uncertainty of the world oil situation and fluctuating crude prices leave the energy situation volatile. However, in any case, the strong foreign influence of US energy policy will be with us in the foreseeable future. Although the commercial scale oil shale demonstration plants are at best only holding on and no new ventures are being considered, research is ongoing. The federal government, with some state and industry support, are continuing to fund research. These efforts will provide an important data base for the eastern US oil shale industry in the future. Topics included environmental impacts, reclamation research, work in tar sands research, geology, geochemistry, processing, and technology. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. (SM)


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Citation Pettit, R. (ed.)
Is NETL associated Yes
NETL Point of Contact Roy Long
NETL Point of Contact's Email Roy.long@netl.doe.gov
NETL program or project KMD
Publication Date 3/1/1988