Motley Fool  Apr 5  Comment 
Find out why so many big oil players are selling off their oil sands projects, and what it means for the oil industry at large.
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
The Vetr crowd on Friday downgraded their rating for ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) from 5 stars (Strong Buy), issued 23 days ago, to 4 stars (Buy). Crowd sentiment at the time of the downgrade was unanimously positive, with 100 percent of Vetr user...
Financial Times  Mar 30  Comment 
Deal is third this month of international groups selling to Canadian specialists
MarketWatch  Mar 29  Comment 
ConocoPhillips shares rallied in the extended session Wednesday after the oil company agreed to sell its interest in an oil sands joint venture to Cenovus Energy Inc. ConocoPhillips shares rallied 5.7% to $48.58, while Cenovus shares fell 8.3%...
Forbes  Mar 24  Comment 
Friday's State Department decision to issue a cross-border permit to Trans-Canada to complete the northern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline system does not mean the world is coming to an end. It does mean that oil sands crude will be moved to...


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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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