HISTORICAL REVIEW PAPER THE SHALE-OIL INDUSTRY IN SCOTLAND 1858-1962. I: GEOLOGY AND HISTORY

B. A. Harvie

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Abstract

Scotland was the global pioneer of the modern oil industry and, for a few decades in the second half of the 19(th) century, was the leading oil-producer in the world. The history of the shale-oil industry in the county of West Lothian, Scotland is unique within the United Kingdom. This paper briefly reviews the geology of the oil-bearing shale beds and the history of the Scottish shale-oil industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalOil shale
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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