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The chemical composition of Tasmanite shale oil : with special reference to the nitrogen and sulphur compounds.

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Cane, Reginald Frank (1940) The chemical composition of Tasmanite shale oil : with special reference to the nitrogen and sulphur compounds. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Petroleum, both as a source of fuel and as a means of
locomotion, has become one of the chief commodities vitally
necessary to our civilisation. Australia is particularly
unfavoured by nature, in that she is totally dependent upon
outside sources for her supply of it, and, therefore, it is
apparent that, living as we do in the fear of international
strife, the need for research into this all-important element
of our nation is very great. In a time of warfare, we would
be wholly dependent upon the Imported supply, which, in the
year 1936-37 amounted to 282 million gallons of petroleum
spirit valued at £4,525,939. It can be seen that the need
for adequate internal resources of fuel is a very pressing
question. As it appears that well-petroleum does not occur
to any great extent in Australia, we should turn to the
nearest substitute, i.e. the oil obtained during the distillation
of oil-shale. The "Shale Bounty Act" was passed
in 1917 in order to stimulate the production of this oil,
and allows payment up to £67,500 per year based on a gallon
production.
Shales occur in several regions in Australia, the chief
of which are around the Newnes district in New South Wales
and also in isolated patches in Queensland and Western
Australia.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Oil-shales
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Thesis (M.Sc.) - University of Tasmania, 1940. Includes bibliography

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:41
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