bituminous sand

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bituminous sand

[bī′tü·mə·nəs ′sand]
(geology)
Sand containing bituminous-like material, such as the tar sands at Athabasca, Canada, from which oil is extracted commercially.
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The PSC must take note: there is no such thing as a safe tar sands pipeline, and the only way to protect Nebraska communities from more tar sands spills is to say no to Keystone XL.
It now matters little if the tar sands product gets to the coast or not, since It will garner more or less the same price anywhere.
Extracting oil from Canada's tar sands is expensive - the U.
Currently, there is a loophole that allows tar sands oil to avoid paying taxes into our oil spill cleanup fund, though more difficult and costly to clean up than regular crude.
The blockades, boycotts, disinvestment campaigns, marches and litigations over land claims and treaty rights spearheaded by Indigenous peoples together with environmentalists, community activists and municipal leaders have put a serious impediment in the path of the pipelines that would carry the tar sands to market.
A recently released report by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) concluded that almost half of the 292 different migratory bird species that overwinter in Canada's Boreal forest--as many as 75 million birds--are threatened by future tar sands development.
Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ban landmines, has been very vocal in her fight against tar sands and their impact on local communities.
PDVSA experts say that, with paper WTI at $50/b, "a portion of the Orinoco tar sands becomes commercially viable; enough to bring the country's proven reserves up to 312bn barrels".
I am optimistic that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be rejected," said Casey-Lefkowitz, who has led the NRDC's campaigns to stop the pipeline.
Secretary of State John Kerry for a thorough environmental and permitting process before allowing any existing pipelines in the state to transport tar sands oil.
Paris: French oil giant Total said Friday its first quarter net profit fell by more than half as it booked a huge loss on its withdrawal from a Canadian tar sands project.
Starting at the very beginning where the resource is mined--crude from tar sands is mined rather than using conventional drilling, pumping, etc.