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- n. Land with sand containing tar.
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Casey-Lefkowitz says the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline would carry heavier and more corrosive tarsand crude more than 3,200 kilometers from Canada across the central U.S. - and over the Ogalalla - to refineries in Texas.
As for the economics of tarsand oil, its a moving target.
They don't have tarsand plants and nickel mines and paper plants.
CC: The resource in the ground of tarsand in Canada and elsewhere is huge, but extraction is slow and costly, yielding a low or even negative net energy return.
"I don't think it takes a genius to figure out that with the tarsand oils that are being developed in Alberta and Saskatchewan, that they want to continue to develop those and obviously if they are developed there may have to be larger greenhouse gas emission
"I don't think it takes a genius to figure out that with the tarsand oils that are being developed in Alberta and Saskatchewan that - of discussions that I've seen and been a part of