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shale oil

petroleum distilled from oil shale.
Origin of shale oil
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As for shale oil, acid rain issues will have seemed mild by comparison.
  • And not to mention the new energy sources of oil sands and shale oil, which will be even more environmentally invasive.
  • shale oil production is a water-intensive process: up to five barrels of water are consumed for every barrel of oil produced.
  • shale oil produced for sale to independent refiners will initially be sold as boiler fuel.
  • These potential environmental impacts necessitate further study of water usage issues related to shale oil development.
British Dictionary definitions for shale oil

shale oil

an oil distilled from shales and used as fuel
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