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Ford / Shale Oil / Colorado Projects #38836

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1975
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(Studio) Ford visits experimental shale oil project.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Rifle, Colorado) Shale area shown; oil products from area have been used. Project mgrs. say shale residue unharmful when compacted and can be used for land fill. Revegetation site shown. [FORD - says process can be carried out without hurting environment.] Rptd. Colorado, Utah and Washington shale potential is 4 times natural oil in Mideast.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(De Begue, Colorado) 2 oil shale research projects underway. Occidental Petroleum runs this project. Procedure for getting oil cited. [Occidental Oil Shale Richard RIDLEY - says could charge $10 barrel.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Anvil Points, Colorado) 17 firms back this project. Procedure for getting oil cited. [Paraho program director Henry PFORZHEIMER - says oil shale can be competitive.] Waste product is problem.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Bell, Steve;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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