10 Apr '12, 1pm

Tar Sands in the United States: What You Need to Know

Tar Sands in the United States: What You Need to Know

“ Technology for commercial development of both oil shale and tar sands is basically unproven … there are no definite results available that demonstrate commercial viability.” “ Long-term market prices for crude oil at current levels are not guaranteed. Also, purchases of kerogen are not assured. Price supports and purchase guarantees may be needed to obtain and continue investor participation in tar sands and oil shale technologies.” “ Both air and water quality issues may be proposed that cause pollution to reach critical levels and need further examination.” “ Water sources need consolidation so that a reliable and consistent supply is available in the development areas. No specific water supply is set out in preliminary plans for OS /TS development and technologies are still developing. While water supplies are generally available, consolidation needs to be done.” “ In...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/tar-sands-united-states-what-yo...

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