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- n. Plural form of sand.
- n. sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which
- n. a unit of time.
- n. a desert
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sand.
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- n. the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
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The real solution to the horrors of the tar sands is to transition away from this devastating source of oil extraction and toward a green energy economy.
I think you are right about how the tar sands play out but the full cost (not incremental) of extracting actual oil out of the tar sands is probably higher than $50-80/bbl.
Finally, yes the finding costs of Veneluelan & Canadian tar sands is zero, but the development costs are very high.
So even though the finding costs of tar sands is zero, the final costs of that oil is on the order of $40 - $50 per bbl.
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
And oil sands is only one example in the mining sector.
The formation overlying the oil sands is so broken and creviced by ancient upheavals that the casings are not tight.
The trick is in knowing just where to place your foot and exactly how fast to move, for the sands are always shifting and every step carries with it the possibility of either triumph or tragedy.
There's ample evidence linking the Kochs' business to the Canadian tar sands, which is the dirtiest energy in North America.
SB: Canada has been seen in the United States as a resource-rich country, but also one that is significantly exploiting those resources in often environmentally unfriendly ways - e.g. clear-cutting forest, producing oil from tar-sands, which is both energy-intensive and dirty.