MarketWatch  Oct 16  Comment 
Oil sands are a relatively new source of crude oil. Here’s a peek at how oil is processed from those tarry sands.
SeekingAlpha  Oct 12  Comment 
By Christoph Aublinger: Background Oil sand is consolidated sandstone saturated with a dense and extremely viscous form of hydrocarbons that is called bitumen or (colloquially) tar. Bitumen deposits are found in a number of countries, but the...
OilVoice  Oct 10  Comment 
MCW Energy Group Limited TSX VENTURE MCW OTCQX MCWEF disclose further details on its Phase 2 Expansion Plan for further development and increased oil sands extraction capacities in Asphalt Ridg
OilVoice  Oct 9  Comment 
US Oil Sands Inc. TSXV USO a company focused on oil sands exploration and production in Utah today announced that it has now ordered all of the major equipment components required for construction
Reuters  Oct 8  Comment 
* Policy includes method for distinguishing various fuels
OilVoice  Oct 8  Comment 
MCW Energy Group TSX VENTURE MCW OTCQX MCWEF announce that it successfully demonstrated its initial extraction plant on Wednesday October 1st 2014 near Vernal Utah to a group of investors MC
Wall Street Journal  Oct 7  Comment 
Canada scored a victory Tuesday when the European Union ditched plans to label oil sands as dirtier than other forms of crude, removing a major potential obstacle to exporting the controversial fuel to Europe.
Reuters  Sep 26  Comment 
Six years after the Keystone XL oil pipeline was first proposed, environmental groups are celebrating their most tangible victory in their crusade to stop the line from delivering Canadian oil sands crude to U.S. refiners.
DailyFinance  Sep 24  Comment 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/14 -- MCW Energy Group Limited ("MCW") (TSX VENTURE:MCW)(OTCQX:MCWEF), a Canadian holding company involved in fuel distribution and the creation of oil sands extraction technology announced today that it...
OilVoice  Sep 24  Comment 
Fluor Corporation NYSE FLR was awarded an engineering procurement fabrication and construction contract by Fort Hills Energy L.P. for the utilities scope of the Fort Hills oil sands mining projec


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Tar sands, or oil sands, are exactly what they sound like - sand saturated with oil.

Canadian tar sands production is estimated to increase from 1.32 mb/d to 3.23 mb/d. Tar sands have a tremendous global warming footprint, however, and environmentalists are pushing legislation through Congress to limit the amount of oil sands products that government agencies can purchase.[1]


  1. SeekingAlpha: "Oil Sands: Will the 'Greens' Cause Us to Miss Out?"
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