fish, oil shale is rock, similiar to coal. It is open strip mined. You need 1 TON of rock processed to give you only 30 barrells of oil. Think how much oil it would take to dig up a ton of rock, get it to the processing plant, and drain it of it's measly 30 barrells of oil.,,,
It would take very little to dig up and process a ton of rock. Once again, you know not of what you speak. We make a machine that can dig up and load 100 tons of rock in one pass of the scoop. We make trucks that can move 400 tons of rock at one time. The processing plants would be built within 1/2 mile of the mine. Oil from oil shale mining is competitive will drilled oil right now at today's prices. There are coporation out there ready, willing and able to start doing it and build the infrastructure and equipment nescessary. The only thing stopping it right now is the U.S. Congress.