Keystone XL Opposed as Decision Nears
Donning polar bear costumes and chanting slogans, thousands stood side-by-side in a line stretching not only around the White House, but also the Old Executive Building and the US Treasury.
President Obama has said that he would make the final decision this year whether the 1,700-mile pipeline is in the national interest. The pipeline would transport a tar-like substance to refining plants the US South and is expected to provide 560,000 barrels of oil a day, although its proponents assert it will cary 700,000 bpd.
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Mayflower oil spill timeline with official documents
Arkansas Online - 2013-06-30
Mountain of Petroleum Coke From Oil Sands Rises in Detroit
NYTimes.com - 2013-05-18
Web Extra: Aerial Footage of Mayflower Oil Spill in Arkansas
Arkansas Matters - 2013-04-03
Protecting Water from Oil Sands Operations: Legacy of Broken Promises
The Energy Collective - 2013-04-01
Exxon oil spill cleanup ongoing in Arkansas, pipeline shut
Reuters - 2013-04-01
Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces
InsideClimate News - 2013-02-19
Keystone XL Protest Draws 50,000 as Permit Decision Approaches
GlobalResourcesNews Video - 2013-02-17
Keystone Pipeline Route Approved by Nebraska Governor
NYTimes.com - 2013-01-23
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Catalyst for sulphur removal from hydrocarbons - Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority
From site: "...oil sand bitumen, large deposits of which exist in the Athabasca oil sand deposits of Alberta, Canada, contain about 4.5 to 5.0% by weight sulphur."
Tar Sands Basics
From site: "About two tons of tar sands are required to produce one barrel of oil. Roughly 75% of the bitumen can be recovered from sand."