16th oil shale symposium proceedings: table of contents
From the Foreword: In the foreword of the 15th Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings, it was stated that "barring more unusual and unforeseen circumstances, 1983 will mark the beginning of a sustained commercial industry even though it will be a much slower start than hoped." At the time of the 16th Oil Shale Symposium (April 1983), the crude oil market was soft, crude prices were down, and the refineries were operating at less than 70 percent of capacity. Predictions for future demand of petroleum indicated there would be little improvement in demand before the end of the 1980's and, barring political ...
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