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The steam from below

The Economist reveals how new technologies are being used to extract bitumen from oil sands.  In the face of one of the bleakest scenes of man-made destruction, being the strip mining of oil sands in the forests of Alberta, Canada – it is hardly surprising that environmental campaigners want to restrict or shut down the growing “tar sands” industry.  Thus, the oil industry have had to find more efficient and cleaner ways to extract the oil. The results of that innovation are now being put in place…

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