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    TAR SANDS: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
    by Andrew Nikiforuk
    From New York Times

    Crude, Dirty and Dangerous

    Industry insiders long considered bitumen to be a “garbage” crude. But now that the light, sweet oil we covet has become more scarce and its price has skyrocketed, bitumen has become worth the trouble to recover. At room temperature, bitumen has the consistency of peanut butter, thick enough to hold in your hands. To get it through pipelines, liquid chemicals must be added to thin it into what’s known as dilbit, short for diluted bitumen.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 06:29:12 PM PST

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