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View Resource Earthquakes - Rattling the Earth's Plumbing System

Hydrogeologic responses to earthquakes have been known for decades, and have occurred both close to, and thousands of miles from earthquake epicenters. Water wells have become turbid, dry or begun...

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-096-03/
View Resource Unconventional Oil Update 2008: the Potential of Unconventional Oil

In this last article of our four part series, we explore recent heavy oil and oil sands activities and potential.

http://www.heavyoilinfo.com/feature_items/unconventional-oil...
View Resource Carbon Capture No Solution to Tar Sands

Even the most optimistic forecasts for the potential of CCS technology to reduce CO2 emissions are not enough to make the development of tar oil sands comparable with other fossil fuels, says a new...

http://www.theecologist.co.uk/News/news_round_up/344220/carb...
View Resource Oil Sands

Oil sands (also called tar sands) consist of bitumen (which is soluble organic matter derived from degradation of oil either as seeps that come to surface or within shallow subsurface reservoirs) and...

http://emd.aapg.org/technical_areas/oil_sands.cfm
View Resource The Dirt on Tar Sands

Also known as oil sands, tar sands are grains of sand intermixed with bitumen (heavy, black, asphalt-like oil). The oil locked up in tar sands requires drastic efforts to extract, and the result is a...

http://www.nodirtyenergy.org/index.php?option=com_content&ta...
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