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To: j. earl carter
and there is no material difference between the tar sands oil and "natural crude": case closed

While not suggesting this guy has a legitimate claim, there is a very definite material difference in the production from the Canadian Oil Sands from Crude Oil.

The oil companies do not even call it oil. It is bitumen. It cannot be sent through the pipelines without diluting it with something like Naptha or just Natural Gas Condensate. Then it is called Dilbit.

Sometimes it is sent through an Upgrader to create a synthetic crude oil and diesel fuel.

5 posted on 12/12/2012 8:40:34 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
there is a very definite material difference in the production from the Canadian Oil Sands from Crude Oil.

I knew someone would bring that up.

There may be a material difference at the end of the pipeline to the refiner, but there would have to be a difference to the landowner. I suppose that's possible, it could be more poisonous if it leaked or something, but I doubt that's the case.

and yes, I do realize that this is a ridiculous, meaningless, timekilling, absurd point of discussion/debate...

6 posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:55 AM PST by j. earl carter
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