Definitions for "TAR SANDS"
Naturally occurring bitumen-impregnated sands that yield mixtures of liquid hydrocarbon and that require further processing other than mechanical blending before becoming finished petroleum products.
Rocks (other than coal or oil shale) that contain highly viscous hydrocarbons that are unrecoverable by primary production methods.
Sedimentary material containing bitumen that can be ¡§melted out¡¨ using heat and then refined in the same way as crude oil.