The Oil Shale Symposium, being held in Tallinn for the fifth time, is dedicated to celebrating 100 years of oil shale mining in Estonia which is a momentous anniversary in oil shale development. The symposium will offer unique opportunity to hear about the industry experiences of Estonian and other leading oil shale exploiting countries.
Mining activity started in Kohtla and Järve in 1916, to study the organic and mineral potential of oil shale. Since the results proved to be beyond expectations, the industrial mining of oil shale in Estonia commenced in 1918.
The event will be attended by the representatives of the World Energy Council and the United States Energy Association, the Council’s American member committee, as well as experts from the world’s leading oil shale industries and academic institutions involved in the sector.
The event is being organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Estonian Ministry of the Environment, Estonian National Committee of the World Energy Council and is supported by the Environmental Investment Centre.
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