15th oil shale symposium proceedings
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From the Foreword * * * At the time of the 14th Oil Shale Symposium in 1981, everything was going well for the shale oil program and it was thought that barring unusual circumstances there would be a production of 50,000 to 90,000 barrels per day of shale oil by the mid-1980s. However, the fledgling industry seems to be plagued with "unusual and unforeseen" circumstances and, only six months after the symposium, most of the active projects scheduled for commercial production reduced their activity. In last November, Multi- Minerals Corporation announced it was stopping development operations and ...