Proceedings of the eighth oil shale symposium
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From the Foreword * * * After over 50 years of predictions that shale oil production in the United States is on the threshold of commercial development, there is still no commercial size plant scheduled for construction. In 1920, technical problems were the main roadblock to commercialization of shale oil production, while today the major obstacles also include environmental and political problems as well as the lack of necessary economic incentives. In spite of the importance of environmental impact with respect to shale oil development, it was a deliberate decision not to include papers on ...