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Oil Shale Market is predicted to reach USD ~5.65 at a CAGR of ~7.17%. during the forecast period

Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a half cooked research report on the “Oil Shale Market” that contains the information from 2022 to 2030.

Global Oil Shale Market

Market Synopsis

According to the MRFR analysis, the global Oil Shale market size is projected to reach USD 5.65 by 2030 at a CAGR of 7.17%.

Oil Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that contains kerogen, kerogen contains hydrocarbons which have hydrogen and carbon atoms in them which get extracted on heating. Oil shale is vastly used in the production of diesel, gasoline, Liquid Petroleum gas (LPG), Kerosene and other crude products. This in tends to increase the growth in the automobile sector, as oil shale provides a good cost-effective fuel. Further, the residue of oil shale is used in the chemical industry and cement industry, as it contains cementitious properties which reduce the use of clinkers and saves the energy used in the formation of clinkers which directly affects the cost of the cement and increase the market opportunities of cement industry too. Oil Shale is a substitute for crude oil that can be used as a fuel source that can be derived by crude oil been used nowadays, oil shale and crude oil share the same property which is why oil shale can be in production like diesel, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Gasoline, Kerosene and others. Also, it has many minerals like silicon, calcium, aluminium, magnesium, iron etc. which it is been used in the chemical industry. Also, the waste crude oil contains oil in it and is used in different applications like flooring, perfumes, petroleum jelly and many others.

Competitive Landscape

Several regional and local vendors are present in the global oil shale market. The regional market is extremely competitive, with all competitors vying for a greater market share. Vendors compete on price, product quality, dependability, and aftermarket services. To survive and flourish in a competitive market climate, suppliers must produce cost-effective and efficient products

The global Oil shale market is set to boom due to the increase in the prices of crude oil and the fluctuating demand. Many government and non-government organizations are highly focused on the method of extraction of the oil shale, also to refine the fuel so that the emission rates are on a very low scale considering the environmental conditions, key players include American Shale Oil LLC, AuraSource, Inc, Blue Ensign Technologies Ltd, Chevron Corporation, Enefit Kaevandused, Electro-Petroleum Inc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake, MARATHON OIL COMPANY, EOG Resources, Inc, Pioneer Natural Resources Company, SM ENERGY, ConocoPhillips Company and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Halliburton Energy Services.


By Process

  • Extraction (mining):- Oil shale is underground rock shells that contain petroleum in it. Rocks are been extracted by surface mining or underground mining. Shale oil extraction is an industrial technique for producing unconventional oil. Through pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution, kerogen in oil shale is converted into shale oil. The resulting shale oil is utilized as fuel oil or refined to meet refinery feedstock criteria by removing sulfur and nitrogen impurities and adding hydrogen.

  • Retorting:- Retorting is a common process for extracting shale oil from oil shale. Heat is typically provided to the retort during retorting by a heat-carrier gas of high temperatures, such as 700 °C until retorting is completed. A self-heating effect, that is, spontaneously raising the retorting temperature in the absence of an external heat source, was used in this study to create a low-energy-input retorting method employing low-temperature carrier gas but without significant loss in oil yield. The self-heating retorting method begins by externally heating oil shale from room temperature to 300 °C and then switching N2 to 150 °C air. The self-heating action begins when N2 is replaced by air. As a result, the temperature of raw oil shale can spontaneously rise to finish the retorting.

  • Refining:- After the oil is extracted the refining process takes place in which the oil is heated to a certain temperature to remove the impurity and obtain the synthetic crude that can be used. The rock from which shale oil is derived is known as oil shale. Shale oil is comparable to petroleum in that it may be converted into a variety of products, including diesel fuel, gasoline, and liquefied petroleum gas. Businesses can refine shale oil to make additional commercial items like ammonia and sulfur.

By Method

  • In-situ:- In situ extraction of shale oil is a novel, experimental approach. Oil shale is neither mined nor crushed during the in situ process. Instead, while the rock is still underground, it is heated to its oil window. Volumetric heating is a technique used for in-situ oil extraction.

  • Ex-Situ:- In Ex-situ rocks which contain the oil shale are initially mined from the earth by surface or underground mining before being processed to release the shale oil, the rock is crushed and then heated in a closed chamber in the absence of oxygen to change its chemical composition and separate the oil, after that the refining process takes place in which the contaminants have to be removed so that we obtain refined Crude.

By Product

  • Diesel Fuel:- The oil shale can be used in the production of high-quality diesel as it contains a high yield of liquid hydrocarbon in it. Diesel is any liquid fuel particularly intended for use in a diesel engine, a form of the internal combustion engine in which fuel ignition occurs without the need for a spark plug as a consequence of input air compression and subsequently fuel injection. As a result, diesel fuel must have strong compression ignition properties.

  • Gasoline Fuel:- Due to the high yield in liquid hydrocarbon shale oil is perfect for the production of gasoline, and it is vastly used in the automobile as a fuel. The demand for gasoline fuel is increasing on a big scale due to low emissions and the use of it as a good combustion fuel.

  • Kerosene:- Kerosene is obtained by the distillation of shale oil, it is used as a burner for wood, and also used in many chemical compounds. Kerosene is a flammable hydrocarbon liquid that is extensively used as a fuel. It is also known as paraffin or paraffin oil. Kerosene has a nice distinctive odour and is often pale yellow or colourless. Kerosene is a hydrocarbon combination in its chemical form. The chemical composition usually consists of about 10 different hydrocarbons each with 10 to 16 carbon atoms per molecule. Saturated straight-chain and branched-chain paraffin, as well as ring-shaped cycloparaffins, are the primary ingredients. Kerosene has a lower volatility than gasoline. Its flash point (the temperature at which a flammable vapor would form near its surface) is 38 °C (100 °F) or higher, but gasolines is as low as 40 °C (40 °F). Because of this feature, kerosene is a generally safe fuel to store and handle.

  • Others:- Residue material like tar which is been generated can be used in paving of roads and chemical industry. It contains other mater like aluminum, and magnesia that can also be extracted out from them.

By End Users Applicaton

  • Fuel:- Oil shale market holds the largest market in the fuel sector, as an application of crude oil fuel like diesel, gasoline, LPG and different others can be formed by crude oil can be used as a fuel. Oil shale is a form of kerogen-rich sedimentary rock. Kerogen is a type of rock that, when heated, degrades and produces hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are compounds composed completely of hydrogen and carbon. Petroleum and natural gas are the most well-known hydrocarbons. Oil shale hydrocarbons can be utilized as an alternative to petroleum or natural gas.

  • Chemical Industry:- Oil shales consists of many minerals like silicon, calcium, aluminium, magnesium, and many other so these can be used in many chemical industries for a different purpose.

  • Cement Industry:- The presence of oil shale in Portland cement reduces the consumption of fuel in clinker production. Burnt oil shale is made from shales that contain 5%-65% organic materials. It is created by the burning of oil shales in bottom or fluidized bed furnaces used to generate steam or power. The resultant ash has a very varied composition, depending on the source shale's composition and the temperature at which it is formed. In contrast to other supplemental cementitious materials (SCMs), charred oil shale demonstrates both hydraulic and pozzolanic reactivity when finely crushed, allowing it to harden without the requirement for activation. It may replace up to 35% of the clinker in Portland cement.

  • Others:- The residue remaining after the distillation and the refining process of the oil shale is used in the paving of roads.

By Region

  1. North America:- The market in North America is dominating the market in shale oil production, and growing infrastructure and is a big importer of shale oil. America has huge oil share reserves like The Bakken Field in North Dakota and Montana, the Eagle Ford field in Texas, The Utica field in Ohio, and the Monterey Shale near Bakersfield, California. This is due to a variety of variables, including significant proven reserves, innovative applications of hydraulic fracturing technology, horizontal drilling, and the development of new oil shale sources.

  2. Europe:- Rapid advancement in drilling technology. Owing to the region's growing desire for oil shale as a substitute component in conventional fuels and the region's expanding oil and energy industry. Also, the rising development in the drilling technologies is pushing the market growth in the region.

  3. Asia-Pacific: Asia-Pacific is a growing market as a country like India and China are the main oil shale-producing countries. In India organizations like ONGC & Indian Oil are looking forward to the production of crude oil produced from oil shale. In India, ONGC is carrying out shale gas and oil exploration activities in Cambay, Cauvery, Krishna-Godavari, Assam and Arakan basins, and on the other hand, Indian Oil is also carrying shale oil and gas exploration in Rajasthan and Assam basins.

  4. Latin America:- In Latin America countries like Argentina are leading producers of shale oil and gas after countries like North America and Canada. According to IEA the Argentina has tird largest recoverable shale gas resources in the world. It is followed by Venezuela, Brazil and others Several companies in the region have developed, or are working to develop, faster evaluation methods that improve on analytic models to help understand the effects of adding a specific crude oil to a refinery blend before the blend is processed at the plant, shifting from experience-based reaction to the prediction of potential challenges.

  5. Middle East & Africa: With the advancement in technology and growth in the mining sector in the major country leading to growth of oil shale market. The region accounted for 8.61% of the market share and expected to reach upto USD 0.49 billion in the forecast period.

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