Oil Sands … what they cost and what they might cost us in the future.

Like it or not, the oil sands extraction will continue until America kicks its oil habit or Canadians change their minds about the value of extraction. The MIT Technology Report blog has a very good article on the methods used to extract crude from bitumen and their carbon costs per barrel.

It is a fascinating read in as much as it explains the geological and technological aspects of extracting far better than anything else I’ve read.

Image credit: Kristopher Grunnert via Technology Review.

 

Alberta’s Oil Sands Heat Up – Technology Review

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