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  1. shaleverb


  2. shaleverb

    To take off the shell or coat of.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shalenoun

    a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay

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  1. List of paraphrases for "shale":

    schist, shales, whiteboard

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  1. Tim Hames:

    It's a huge development across the piece. It's a bit like the impact shale is having in oil and gas. It's a completely new sort of supply.

  2. Viraphonh Viravong:

    Some companies are on the very preliminary basis looking at the possibility of finding shale gas, we have a few deposits of coal, but it's scattered and not in blocks, so they expect shale gas to be trapped around those areas and so will be looking at that instead of oil.

  3. Francis Egan:

    We have also confirmed that the Bowland shale formation fractures in a way that, from U.S. experience, is typical of an excellent shale gas reservoir.

  4. Geir Tuft:

    We know that ethane from Geir Tuft shale gas has transformed Geir Tuft and we are now seeing this advantage being shared across Scotland.

  5. Yasushi Kimura:

    The world's crude demand/supply remains in excess supplies, oPEC projected a continuation of firm demand in global crude demand and judged there's no need to change current production levels. The decision also may have come about reflecting the view that OPEC's lone production cuts would be offset by rising U.S. shale oil production.

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