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Unformatted text preview: synthetic crude (142 kg), fuel gas (16.5 m 3 ) Tar Sands - Environment Impact • Environment Impact of Spreading Sand Over Area – Leads to Toxicity of Land • Can we mine without surface disturbance? o Maybe by sending steam down heating the tar and then pumping out the oil – (channeling) Oil Shales • World supply of oil shale is 2.6 trillion barrels of recoverable oil • 1.0-1.2 trillion barrels are in United States • USA can have more oil than anyone in the world with oil shale’s • Oil shale = source rock • Catagenesis • Oil shale is mature source rock • Tar sand is displace oil • Major oil shale basins in western US Oil Shales – Major process Steps in Mining and Surface Retorting • Mining and Crushing o Retorting Oil upgrading Oil to refinery o Spent shale disposal on-site Reclamation...
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- Winter '08
- Tar sands, Oil shale, tar sand, Tar Sand Location