oil sands are a deposit of loose sand or partially consoildated
sandstone containing petoleum or other hydrocrbons
why are oil sands important?
oil sands are important because with out oil
sands we would not be about to fill up our cars
in the morning to get to work or to get the
buses working to take kids to school
what are oil sands used for?
oil sand is naturally occurring mixture of sand
clay or other materials, water bitumen, wich is
heavy and extemly viscous oil that must be
treated before it can be used by refineries to
produce usable fuels such as gasoline and disel.
how is the island regoined of alberta significant to humans?
Alberta is canada's foremost energy resource
province. it is home to the oil sands, or the
largest oil reserve in the country, as well as
vast amounts of natural gas and coal.
how is the area significant to plant/ animals
because of oil sands?
The is significant to plants/wildlife/animals like
anywhere in the world, where there are people, there
are impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. this is no
different in the oil sands region, where significant
industrial development coexists with a thriving
ecosystem, bringing with it habitat changes that are
major challenges to manage
what is the environmental impact of extracting this resource ?
the oil sands Division of the department of energy is committed to the rapid
development of environmental solutions for oil sands projects.