Who are Defend the earth?
Here at Defend The Earth we are passionate about the education and awareness of how fragile and finite the world is.
Defend The Earth is a global non-profit organization that focuses on providing the most complete and trusted information available about oil and tar sands. The organization is committed to providing access to data to help people understand what is currently happening in our world, what will happen next and how to use this knowledge in the best possible way.
Defend The Earth have been building an international community for many years: Scientists, professors, historians, environmentalists, engineers, and many other humanitarian workers have contributed to advancing new knowledge and solutions, and stimulating positive changes around the world.
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Here’s how oil sands mining works
Oil sands, sometimes referred to as tar sands, are a mixture of materials including sand, water, clay and a type of oil that is too heavy and thick to flow on its own. We call this type of oil bitumen.
Oil sands production companies can change bitumen into different petroleum products and forms, for example synthetic crude oil. The construction industries also use bitumen………
How is oil extracted from tar sands?
Oil sands (or tar sands as they are sometimes inaccurately referred to) represent a vast resource of recoverable oil. Vast quantities of oil sands are located around the world, particularly in Canada, eastern Venezuela and Saudia Arabia. About 314 billion barrels of recoverable oil exists within Alberta alone. Other deposits are also found in Utah…………
Tar sands oil extraction: how much oil does it produce?
Few oil production methods are as controversial as oil sands extraction. Not only is it very expensive but it also causes enormous environmental harm. Despite these impacts, millions of barrels of oil continue to be produced around the world……..
How do we define tar sands?
Oil sands, tar sands, crude bitumen, or more technically bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional heavy oil. Source: Suncor Energy Inc. Tar sands are a mixture of clay, silicates, water, crude oil, and other hydrocarbons of various compositions, which are usually a precursor of crude oil. The most important sources are…………………..