Alberta's Oil Sands
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This paper describes the potential use of Alberta's oil sands, which may potentially be converted into an upgraded crude oil. The paper further notes that until recently, Alberta's bitumen deposits were known as tar sands but are now referred to as oil sands. The bitumen deposits are a thick, sticky form of crude oil, so heavy and viscous that it will not flow properly unless it is heated or diluted with lighter hydrocarbons.
From the Paper:"Alberta's oil sands consist of deposits of bitumen, which is a black viscous oil that must be properly treated to convert it into an upgraded crude oil before it can be used by refineries to produce gasoline and diesel fuels. Until recently, Alberta's bitumen deposits were known as tar sands but are now referred to as oil sands. Bitumen is best described as a..."
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