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HISTORICAL REVIEW PAPER THE SHALE-OIL INDUSTRY IN SCOTLAND 1858–1962. I: GEOLOGY AND HISTORY; pp. 354–358

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/oil.2010.4.08


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B. A. HARVIE

Abstract

Scotland was the global pioneer of the modern oil industry and, for a few decades in the second half of the 19th 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.

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