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Stories about Places

Histories of places, old records and surviving traces.

Glossary

A guide to technical terms and local vocabulary

Shale country rambles

Coming soon

An introduction to Shale Oil

What is Oilshale?

And how do you extract oil?

A Brief History

A simple timeline of the industry

Shale Bings

Giant memorials to the shale industry

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Processes of the Shale Oil Industry

Mining

Working shale underground

Retorting

Extracting crude oil from shale

Refining

Transforming crude oil into oil products

Products

Marketing and use of oils

Transport

Conveying shale and oil products

Community

Those who served the shale oil industry

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