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Now is a critical time for Canada’s oil and natural gas industry. We are fortunate to have energy resources the world needs, but we have a challenge in getting it there. By working together, we know we can find a way to get our oil and natural gas to new markets by rail, pipe or marine – safely and responsibly. We will never stop working to protect our environment, our people and our communities; that is energy developed the Canadian way.
Oil sands or tar sands?
Tar sands was coined in the early years of the industry and was used to describe the oil sands deposits found in northern Alberta. It is also a term associated with distilled or man-made products such as road-paving mixtures.
Oil sands is now more commonly used, and is a more accurate term, since bitumen, a heavy petroleum product, is mixed with the sand, and oil is what is derived from the bitumen.
Canada's Oil Sands: Come See for Yourself