Water, Water, Everywhere
Thomas H. Maugh 11, in Sci-of Oil Shale ence (Dec. 9, 1977), 1515 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.
The United States in the 1970s has become reliant on high-priced for- eign sources of petroleum. According to Maugh, a Science staff writer, this combination of inelastic demand and rising prices has made the development of domestic oil shale economically feasible.
Oil shale-oil locked tightly in solid shale formations-has been touted before as a solution to America's energy crisis,...