Surface deposits of tarry sand that contain large quantities of petroleum.
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How to use oil sands in a sentence
Higher shipping costs mean additional friction for companies working in the Canadian oil sands.
I wonder if Sean Penn will be on site to protest a facility that can handle the Orinoco oil sands?
The pipeline— and the oil sands that will supply the pipeline— are anathema to Obama's wealthy environmentalist donors.
Why couldn't that same pressure cool great caverns below the granite cap below the oil sands?
Asher was between two layers of granite—one layer under him, and another above him, just below the oil sands.