About Tar Sands


Subject:
Industries , Petroleum , Mining

Description:
Fact sheet about tar sands, or oil sands, "a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, a heavy black viscous oil. Tar sands can be mined and processed to extract the oil-rich bitumen, which is then refined into oil." Discusses tar sands locations, the industry ("only Canada has a large-scale commercial tar sands industry"), extraction and processing, and related topics. Accompanied by photos. From the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Publisher:
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Language:
English

Source:
http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/tarsands/index.cfm


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