Hearings set as firm moves forward with Utah oil shale development

The push to develop Utah’s oil shale resources steps into a new phase this month as an Estonian firm seeks permission to build a 19.5-mile utility corridor from its project area in eastern Uintah County to a power plant and an existing oil pipeline. Enefit American Oil, a Utah-based subsidiary of the energy company that is headquartered in the tiny Baltic nation, hopes to begin mining and building a shale-processing plant in 2016 and piping 25,000 barrels of daily crude to Salt Lake City refiner...

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