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What are uses of shale gas?

It is just natural gas (methane) and so has the same uses, burning to generate electricity, powering vehicles, heating buildings and fueling gas stoves for cooking.
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Where does oil shale come from?

  I've included a couple of links. Oil shale is a misnomer, as the hydrocarbon in the shale is distinctly different than crude oil. It should be called "kerogen in a shale (MORE)
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How does shale become slate?

Shale is metamorphosed into slate over millions of years. It takes  compression from tectonic plate collisions or continual sediment  deposition to do so.
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What is shale used for?

Shale is used as filler in paint, plastic, roofing cement; as raw material for bricks; as landscaping and driveway material, and in some cases as a source of oil.
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How is shale formed?

Shale is formed as a result of many processes.   The first process involves the weathering and erosion of existing silicate rock, usually igneous or metamorphic in nature, (MORE)
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of shale gas?

The shale gas is a fossil fuel, so shale gas has all the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels. Can you name them? Disadvantages- Their supply is limited, because the (MORE)
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Is shale clastic or non-clastic?

Shale is a clastic sedimentary rock, composed mainly of small clay minerals, derived from the weathering of felsic igneous rock.
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What is shale?

Shale is a clastic sedimentary rock. Which means that it is a rock made from sediments derived from other rock and organic matter that are compacted or cemented together. Shal (MORE)
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How much are mudstone and shale worth?

Shale is not a commodity that is traded like some other resources. Demand would tend to be localized depending on the location of manufacturing requiring these materials.
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How is oil shale mined?

Shale oil is mined above ground in an open pit or underground.  Traditionally above ground open pit mining methods are used. Water  is used heavily in the process and ground (MORE)