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Shell abandons Western Slope oil-shale project

Shell has learned a great deal about oil shale in Colorado and will apply that knowledge to oil-shale plays in other parts of the world…

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By Mark Jaffe: The Denver Post: Posted:   09/24/2013 

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday became the most recent company to abandon efforts to turn Western Slope oil-shale rock into oil, announcing it is abandoning its Mahogany project.

Chevron stopped its oil-shale research in Rio Blanco County in February 2012.

“The energy markets have evolved since we started the project in 1982,” said Kelly op de Weegh, a Shell spokeswoman. “We are exiting our Colorado project to focus on other opportunities.” read more

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Oil-shale debate moves West

Current shale development is in a research stage. Shell Exploration & Production Co. is working an oil-shale project on three 160-acre parcels in Colorado. Shell agreed with the administration that producers need final leasing regulations so that the "rules of the game" are clear.

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