Recoverable Shale Oil Resources of the United States*, Table

Recoverable Shale Oil Resources of the United States*, Table

Table

deposits recoverable resources**

Piceance Basin (Colorado)
Mahogany Zone 59
Shales above Mahogany Zone 90
Shales below Mahogany Zone 231
Uinta Basin (Utah) 51
Other western basins 131
Eastern oil shales (Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) 64
Total 626

*Recovery factor = 37.5 percent of estimated in-place resource. **In
billion barrels; figures adapted from Oil & Gas Journal, U.S. Geological
Survey, and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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