24 Aug '11, 12am

Need a clear explanation about the Tar Sands Pipeline and why you should care? Read this from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag:

Need a clear explanation about the Tar Sands Pipeline and why you should care? Read this from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag:

The Alberta tar sands conservatively contain 175 billion barrels of recoverable oil. That’s enough to satisfy U.S. demand at current rates of consumption -- 7 billion barrels annually -- until 2035. Energy companies say they intend to more than double production from 1.5 million barrels a day currently to more than 3 million barrels per day by 2025. But tar sands oil requires extensive processing before it can be used as transportation fuel, and Canadian refineries have reached capacity, so U.S. and European oil companies are spending $20 billion to expand and retrofit refineries in the Midwest and Texas Gulf to turn tar sands into oil.

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/article/tar-sands-pipelines-pose-m...

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