Recoverable Shale Oil Resources of the World*, Table

Recoverable Shale Oil Resources of the World*, Table

Table

region recoverable resources**

United States 626
Canada 16
South America (Brazil) 300
Northern and western Europe 2
Italy 13
Estonia 1
Russia 41
Zaire 38
China 10
Australia 17
Other countries 3
Total world 1,067

*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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Universalium. 2010.

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