OIL SHALE AND TRANSPORTATION

It can be said that in shale oil we have a resource with great potential impact for alleviating some of this nation's burden regarding our lack of adequate domestic liquid fuel supplies. Not only is oil shale abundant, its products are particularly useful as a transportation fuel, having distillate yields which meet needed diesel and jet fuel requirements, as well as providing an excellent refinery feedstock for gasoline. Regarding transport of shale oil, in the near term a truck-rail transportation system will suffice to bring the initial production from mine area to refinery. However, once commercial levels of shale oil are produced - fifty thousand barrels of oil per day and more - the only economical and environmentally feasible means of transport will be by feeder pipeline system linking up with major interstate pipeline systems and thence to refineries for processing. (Author)

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  • Accession Number: 00315315
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM