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Interspersed between the grains of these rocks is kerogen – insoluble, partially degraded organic material that has not yet matured enough to generate hydrocarbons.

bull dozeThe kerogen in oil shale has its origins predominantly in the remains of lacustrine and marine algae, and contains minor amounts of spores, pollen, fragments of herbaceous and woody plants and remnants of other lacustrine, marine and land flora and fauna.

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