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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Alberta and Saskatchewan use coal-fired electricity and, since the nineties, A1berta has been extracting large amounts of oil from bituminous sands (oil sands).
Pasternack, "Hot Water Separation of Bitumen from Alberta Bituminous Sand," Ind.
226]Ra, that is generally associated with petroleum from decay of uranium and thorium is noted in the bituminous sands in relatively low concentration.
Canada, the world's number one producer of oil products from tar sands, has been opposing for months the Commission's plans to assign a specific value for gases emitted by bituminous sands, arguing that the measure is discriminatory and is intended to prevent the import of these oil products into the EU.
1980): Geotechnical investigation of the Ondo State bituminous sands.
That is likely the case because the Canadians confirm, on their side, that the two matters "are absolutely not connected" even though some "have tried to instrumentalise the question of bituminous sands to this effect," according to Jeffrey G.
It is concerned with geology, mining, genesis, composition, methods of processing and combustion, economics and utilization of oil shale and bituminous sands, as well as with problems of environment protection and history of oil shale industry.
Tar sands, also known as bituminous sands or oil sands, represent approximately two-thirds of the world's estimated oil reserves.
Miners remove six metres of overburden before reaching the 20- to 30-metre-thick seams of bituminous sands.
Tar sands or bituminous sands, are composed of varying combinations of bitumen, clay, sand and water, which is refined into synthetic crude or refined into petroleum products.
There has always been a fascination with the North, with the exploration and activities of the early fur traders, the experiences of pioneers who opened up the Peace River area, and with the wealth of natural resources such as bituminous sands and timber.
Oil Sands, also known as tar sands and bituminous sands, have emerged as a source of unconventional petroleum resources.