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Jordan seeks oil riches from shale deposits

In May, Royal Dutch Shell signed a deal to explore and possibly eventually exploit Jordan’s deep oil shale deposits, which are among the world’s largest.

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Water use exaggerated, Shell spokesman argues

Recent studies have created unnecessary hysteria by overstating likely water use associated with potential oil shale development, an energy company official says.

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Despite Interior’s resistance, oil shale R&D efforts forge ahead

"The technology continues to advance. We're making good progress," said James Thurman, the manager of regulatory policy for Shell Unconventional Resources. "There's still a lot that needs to happen. ... But nothing is insurmountable."

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Shell official confirms thirsty nature of oil shale, denies push to ‘corner water market’

A Shell Oil official confirmed Friday that the “in-situ” oil shale production the company is researching at its Mahogany facility near Rangely currently consumes about three barrels of water for every barrel of oil produced.

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ExxonMobil and Shell have “cornered the market” on Western Slope water rights, study says

Estimates put the water requirements of an oil shale industry producing 1.55 million barrels of oil a day at 378,000 acre-feet per year, compared to the Denver metro area’s consumption, which is less than 300,000 acre feet.

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Water district opposes Shell Oil request

Steamboat Springs — The Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District filed a statement of opposition on Friday to Shell Frontier Oil and Gas’ Dec. 30 request for substantial water rights on the Yampa River.

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Concerns expressed over Shell water filing

Local and regional representatives expressed “serious” concerns in the past two weeks about the recent Yampa River water right filing by Shell Frontier Oil & Gas.

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Cool, clear water

San Francisco Chronicle

Sunday, January 18, 2009

DEVELOPMENT: Oil shale development grabs more water

WHAT IT MEANS: Royal Dutch Shell has filed a claim on about an eighth of the spring flow in Colorado’s Yampa River. If the claim survives the expected legal challenges, Shell will use that water to extract and process shale oil. But focusing on the Yampa misses a larger point. Shell and other companies, including Chevron and EGL Resources, have been collecting water rights on the Colorado and White rivers for decades in hope of exploiting the shale deposits beneath Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. read more

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The Daily Sentinel (Colorado): Shell approaching critical stage in shale oil production

The Daily Sentinel (Colorado): Shell approaching critical stage in shale oil production

“The international oil company that has worked since 1982 on a way to draw oil from the shales of western Colorado is about five years from deciding whether the project can be commercially viable.”

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

By GARY HARMON

The international oil company that has worked since 1982 on a way to draw oil from the shales of western Colorado is about five years from deciding whether the project can be commercially viable.

“We’ve made some progress, and we’re increasingly optimistic, but we’re not there yet,” said Terry O’Connor of Shell Exploration and Production Co., which began work on an innovative oil shale-extraction process just as the rest of the industry gave up on the resource. read more

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