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Research and Markets: Analyzing the US Oil Shale Market 2015

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the US Oil Shale Market 2015" report to their offering.

This research presents an analysis of the US oil shales market. The report Analyzing the US Oil Shale Market analyzes the basics of oil shales and the US oil shale industry.

The report starts by explaining the basics about oil shales, what are oil shales, the geology of oil shales, formation of oil shales, and of course, the applications of oil shales. The advantages and disadvantages of oil are also discussed in the first section, along with the projected scale of oil shale development.

Moving on, we analyze the US oil shale industry, wherein the Green River Formation and the Devonian Shales from the United States have been analyzed in depth.

We also explore the factors driving growth in the US oil shales industry such as the increase in oil prices, energy security, and economic benefits, amongst others. Challenges to the growth of the US oil shale market is also discussed in details. Issues such as economics of oil shales, supply and disposition factors, have been looked into in this section.

No report will be complete without an analysis of the oil shale extraction technologies and we explore the technological side of this industry, wherein we explain the processes of oil shale retorting, conventional refining, in-situ retorting, underground mining, synthetic fuel production, etc.

The environmental impact of oil shales and the economics of oil shales are further discussed in the report.

A clear differentiating and unique factor offered in this report is a comprehensive case study that compares the US oil shales to the tar sands of Alberta, which equips the user with a more real time scenario of the industry.

We sum up with an analysis of the leading industry players such as American Shale Oil, Chevron Shale Oil Company, Oil Shale Exploration Company, and many others.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. Understanding Oil Shales

C. Oil Shale Industry

D. Analyzing the Oil Shale Industry in the United States

E. Analyzing the Regulatory Framework

F. Growth Factors for the US Oil Shale Industry

G. Barriers to Growth for the US Oil Shale Industry

H. Oil Shale Extraction Technologies

I. Looking at the Environmental Impact

J. Considering the Economics of Oil Shales

K. Future Perspective: Global Oil Shales Market

L. Case Study: Comparing US Oil Shale to Alberta Tar Sand

M. Leading Industry Contributors

N. Appendix

O. Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

  • American Shale Oil
  • Chattanooga Corporation
  • Chevron Shale Oil Company
  • EGL Resources, Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Independent Energy Partners
  • Mountain West Energy
  • Oil Shale Exploration Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Red Leaf Resources

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Source: Business Wire (December 1, 2015 - 5:47 AM EST)

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