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U.S. Oil Shale: Our Energy Resource

OIL_SHALE_MAP_cOil shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock containing a solid material (kerogen) that converts to liquid oil when heated. Oil shale deposits exist in 37 countries globally, but the largest and highest quality oil shale deposits are in sparsely populated areas of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

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Oil Shale Factsheet 1

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