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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By focusing on the discursive legitimation of practices that cause anthropogenic climate change, this article showed how communication power in the Canadian media veils the adverse consequences of extracting oil from bituminous sand. Commentary by media opinion leaders mediates the relationship between scientific conclusions and emissions practices.
He and his climate change positives were soundly defeated by Harper Conservatives with the opposite dream of profits and jobs by making Canada an energy powerhouse from bituminous sands exploitation.
It could be established that the mean dose equivalent calculated for clay overburden 0.631m [Svyr.sup.-1], shale 0.193m [Svyr.sup.-1] and bituminous sand 0.446m [Svyr.sup.-1] are still lower than the normal background value to all humans on earth considered harmful or hazardous to the environment.
Pasternack, "Hot Water Separation of Bitumen from Alberta Bituminous Sand," Ind.
It will probably present a proposal for a temporary' decision setting a general baseline for all fuels and a specific value for bituminous sands. Further studies may be launched to define values per product that would be introduced during a revision of the decision, with bituminous sands being placed on an equal footing with other fuels at that time.
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.
The bituminous sands appear to be restricted to the Abeokuta group; this unit extends throughout the entire basin, unconformably overlying the basement complex .The basin has also been considered to be a positive shallow depression which received a relatively thin sediments supply and was formed during the Campanian stage associated with the Benue--Abakaliki anticlinorium and the subsidence of the Anambra platform which gave rise to the Anambra basin.
It sets reference values for emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels "from the source to the pump," including for bituminous sands, also known as tar sands.
The Deloitte whitepaper also sheds light on the unconventional sources of hydrocarbons, such as US shale gas exploration, oil production from the bituminous sands in Canada and deep water production in Brazil's pre-salt blocks that have provided new opportunities and a recent surge in interest from international oil companies (IOCs).
The Deloitte white paper also sheds light on the unconventional sources of hydrocarbons, such as US shale gas exploration, oil production from the bituminous sands in Canada and deep water production in Brazil's pre-salt blocks that have provided new opportunities and a recent surge in interest from international oil companies (IOCs).
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.