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Tar sands oil extraction: how much oil does it produce?

Few oil production methods are as controversial as tar sands oil extraction. Not only is it very expensive but it also causes enormous environmental harm1. Nevertheless, tar sands provide millions of barrels of oil every day, mostly in…
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Here's how oil sands mining works

Oil sands mining is one of the most politically1 and legally2 controversial fossil fuel industries. But, how exactly does oil sands mining work? What are Oil Sands? Oil sands, sometimes referred to as tar sands,3 are a…

How do we define tar sands?

Oil sands, tar sands, crude bitumen, or more technically bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional heavy oil2. Source: Suncor Energy Inc. Available at: How do we define tar sands? Where are they located? What are the environmental challenges? Let’s define tar sands and learn more about them. Defining tar…
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