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Shale Oil Dvt. #495314

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 01, 1977
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(Studio) 2 oil companies have opened oil shale plant in hopes that oil from rock can be produced at reasonable price.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Rio Blanco Cnty., Colorado) Mts. of UT, Wyoming, and Colorado contain huge amts. of crude oil, but it's in oil shale, limestone with oil trapped inside. Within hrs. after Interior Department gives approval, Ashland and Occidental Oil Companies begin development this morning. [Occidental Vice President Bob LOUCKS - cites process of getting oil from rock.] Potential for oil product on tract now in development noted.
REPORTER: Dave Minchell (KOA-TV, Denver, Colorado)

Brokaw, Tom

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