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Meaning of "oil shale" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL SHALE

oil shale play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL SHALE

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Oil shale is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL SHALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oil shale

Oil shale, also known as kerogen shale, is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen from which liquid hydrocarbons called shale oil can be produced. Shale oil is a substitute for conventional crude oil; however, extracting shale oil from oil shale is more costly than the production of conventional crude oil both financially and in terms of its environmental impact. Deposits of oil shale occur around the world, including major deposits in the United States. Estimates of global deposits range from 4.8 to 5 trillion barrels of oil in place. Heating oil shale to a sufficiently high temperature causes the chemical process of pyrolysis to yield a vapor. Upon cooling the vapor, the liquid shale oil—an unconventional oil—is separated from combustible oil-shale gas. Oil shale can also be burned directly in furnaces as a low-grade fuel for power generation and district heating or used as a raw material in chemical and construction-materials processing. Oil shale gains attention as a potential abundant source of oil whenever the price of crude oil rises.

Definition of oil shale in the English dictionary

The definition of oil shale in the dictionary is a fine-grained shale containing oil, which can be extracted by heating.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL SHALE

oil pipeline
oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand
oil sheik
oil slick
oil spill
oil storage tank
oil stove
oil tank
oil tanker
oil terminal
oil the wheels
oil varnish

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL SHALE

baleen whale
blue whale
Burgess Shale
burnt shale
exhale
grey whale
hale
humpback whale
inhale
killer whale
minke whale
Omphale
pilot whale
right whale
shale
sperm whale
toothed whale
unshale
whale
white whale

Synonyms and antonyms of oil shale in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil shale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL SHALE

Find out the translation of oil shale to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil shale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil shale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油页岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esquisto bituminoso
570 millions of speakers

English

oil shale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल शीस्ट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الصخر الزيتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сланец
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xisto betuminoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তৈল শেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le schiste bitumineux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Syal minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölschiefer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油頁岩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 셰일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shale lenga
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

đá phiến dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் ஷேல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल शीळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Petrol şeyl
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scisto bituminoso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olej łupkowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сланець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șisturi bituminoase
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχιστολιθικού πετρελαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie skalie
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

oljeskiffer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljeskifer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil shale

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SHALE»

The term «oil shale» is regularly used and occupies the 102.126 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SHALE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil shale

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL SHALE»

Discover the use of oil shale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil shale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oil Shale Technology
This book focuses on the fundamental and engineering aspects of shale oil extraction, as well as the mathematical clarification of the complex transport mechanisms involved in oil shale pyrolysis.
Sunggyu Lee, 1990
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Oil Shale: History, Incentives, and Policy
; Geology and Production Technology of Oil Shale; History of Oil Shale Development; Incentives and Disincentives to Development; Policy Perspectives; Legislative History to 2006. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
Anthony Andrews, 2011
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Shale Oil Production Processes
Not only does the book discuss the production processes but also provides methods which should reduce environmental footprint by properly addressing: surface mining and extraction processes, in situ conversion process and hydrotreatment.
James G. Speight, 2012
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Oil Shale
Oil Shale
G.V. Chilingarian, T.F. Yen, 2011
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Oil Shale
Due to continuously increasing price of oil, more and more attention is being paid to the possibility of producing oil at thermal processing of oil shale. In principle, obtaining oil at heating oil shale is not difficult. In practice, flow sheet of thermal ...
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Oil Shale
4. Chong, K. P., Smith, J. W. Mechanical characterization of oil shale. In: Chong, K. P., Smith, J. W. (Eds): Mechanics of Oil Shale. Elsevier, 1984. P. 165-228. 5. Chong, K. P., Uenishi, K., Smith, J. W., Munari, A. C. Non-linear three dimensional  ...
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Oil Shale
In the present article the oil shale quality indicators are treated like in geology and mining science - with respect to dry oil shale, where calorific value Q = Q\, is gross calorific or heating value. In this article the particular composition as a quality ...
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Oil Shale
In 1997, Baltic Power Plant was supplied with oil shale from eight mines and three opencasts. Calorific value of oil shale delivered to power plants has been permanently decreasing since 1989. Calorific value of oil shale delivered by the ...
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Oil Shale
Because of world's high crude oil price, oil shale business is being paid more attention in China, just as in Estonia and in some other countries. Recently Chinese National Oil Shale Association was established in Fushun. Last year, Fushun ...
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Oil Shale
Such a structure is evidenced by obtaining aliphatic, naphthenic, aromatic and heterocyclic substances of different molecular mass by pyroly- sis (decomposition ) of the organic matter of oil shale. Introduction Kerogen in oil shale is a complex  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL SHALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil shale is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will OPEC 'Throw In The Towel'?
The Saudi strategy was to price oil shale producers out of the market. When oil prices stabilized below oil shale costs, OPEC would take back ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
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U.S. Winning Oil War Against Saudi Arabia
... over half of the proven oil reserves are generally under the control of OPEC, there are many more unconventional reserves, such as oil shale, ... «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
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Does Exxon Mobil Practice for the Long-Term?
The continued investment in tar sands and oil shale by energy companies like ExxonMobil, along with global reliance on liquefied natural gas ... «Triple Pundit, Jul 15»
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Analyst Price Target Update on Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ …
The Company focuses on oil and gas reserves in oil shale and tight gas sands in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas ... «American Trade Journal, Jul 15»
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Will Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) Surprise This …
The Company focuses on oil and gas reserves in oil shale and tight gas sands in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas ... «Investor Newswire, Jul 15»
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Tomco Energy sees Holliday permits as all good news
Oil shale is different to shale oil in its production techniques and the fact that it contains organic material (kerogen). Having tested a pilot plant in ... «Proactive Investors UK, Jul 15»
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Research and Markets: Oil Shale Market - Global Industry Analysis …
This research study analyzes the market for oil shale in terms of revenue (USD Million) and volume (Million Barrels). The global oil shale ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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BHP is taking another hit of up to $US650 million on its profits
BHP Billiton is taking another a hit to its profits of up to $650 million, this time due to falling copper production and a slow down in oil shale in ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
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AUSTRALIAN STOCKS DUMPED: Here's what you need to know
The big miner is taking another a hit to its profits of up to $650 million, this time due to falling copper production and a slow down in oil shale in ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
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Brazil's Political Turmoil, WTI Below $50
OPEC is fighting to keep its market share and is currently maintaining a high production level to challenge the US oil shale industry. In addition ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»

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