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Oil Sands

  • By: Lester de Souza
  • In: Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Energy Policy

In contrast to conventional forms of petroleum that include crude oil, unconventional sources of liquid petroleum include heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale. Oil sands, also known as tar sands, are technically called bitumen. Bitumen has the consistency ...

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