High-boiling shale oil produced from Rocky Mountain oil shale can be reduced in molecular weight by recycle thermal cracking and by coking. Diesel fuels of good quality have been made from the cracked shale oil by acid and caustic treating. Diesel oil made by this process performed acceptably in an in-service test for powering a railroad engine in a 750-hour test. Better quality diesel fuels were made by hydrogenation of a coker distillate. Even better quality diesel fuels, suitable also for use as high-quality distillate burner fuels, have been made by hydrocracking of a crude shale oil from underground in situ retorting experiments conducted by the Laramie Energy Research Center in Wyoming.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 119-135

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  • Accession Number: 00170102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM