The first oil boom in Scottland was caused by oil shale. But as liuid crude oil was discovered, this was uneconomic to mine.
Now Quadrilla has poineered the use of steam injection, to extract natural gas.
Burning natural gas does a little Molecular Nuclear Fusion
This is inferior to a steam plasma
The steam plasma needs a pulse of excternal power at 2000 V, to start. Then it self sustains at 4 atmospheres.
A50x1cm steam plasma produces a constant 1.2 MW of heat, a steam turbine will convert into 200kW of carbon 0 electricity. The national grid will pay 600,000 UK pounds annually for this power.
So scottland is sitting on a moumtain of power – btu it produces life enhancing CO2. Global photosynthesis turns extra CO2 into plant biomass within 5 minutes – sucking the gas out of the air.
So we let steam convert the oil shales int onearly free natural gas.