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Alberta Oil Sands

19 Dec

A well thought-out and well written article! I highly recommend you go over and read it! -tkmorin

Canada Alive!

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The oil sands of northern Alberta, sometimes called the Athabasca Tar Sands, consist of more than a 1.7 trillion barrels of heavy crude bitumen (heavy oil), making it the third, and possibly second, largest oil reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The Oil Sands have become the economic engine in Canada’s success, providing more than 600,000 jobs and incomes that are above-average in North America ($101,000 compared to $52,000). But the Oil Sands have not come without controversy. Global protests about the destruction of Alberta’s pristine environment have brought the companies operating in northern Alberta under scrutiny, and created a dialogue concerning the future of the Oil Sands, and Canada’s economy.

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The Athabasca Tar Sands contain deposits of bitumen, a heavy crude oil that is difficult to extract.Only until recently did the technology and engineering know-how to extract oil from tar sands exist, creating a sudden boom…

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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Canadian-related Links, On This Day, Reblogged

 

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2 responses to “Alberta Oil Sands

  1. Sonpall98

    November 22, 2013 at 4:39 am

    This is one awesome blog post.Really thank you!
    oil jobs Alberta

     
  2. hanumancapital

    December 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Hanuman Capital.

     

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