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  •  And this isn't light sweet crude oil either. (9+ / 0-)

    It's oil from tar sands containing benzene and who knows what else.
      I don't know if people will be able to live in those houses anymore.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:17:50 PM PDT

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    •  Over 4% sulfur (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, joedemocrat

      Check the link in the story about wabasca crude; it has a chemical analysis.  It's very "sour", over 4% sulfur, about ten times what low-sulfur "sweet" crude has.  Plus it has a relatively low percentage in the lighter distillates (decane and down), and thus presumably more in the heavier end. And lots of the other bad stuff.  This liquified bitumen is nastier than real crude oil.

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