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Special Collections: Tell Ertl Oil Shale Repository

About the Repository

The Tell Ertl Oil Shale Repository was established in 1989 by the Tell Ertl family to support research on oil shale and the associated industries, with an emphasis on the Western US.

Our focus:

  • Technology of shale extraction
  • Cycles of oil shale development
  • Oil shale in Colorado and the US West

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Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research (Colorado School of Mines)

US Geological Survey, Energy Resource Program--Oil Shale

Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, University of Utah

ECCOS (Environmentally Conscious Consumers for Oil Shale)

NOSA (National Oil Shale Association)