Definition of oil sand in English:

oil sand

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(often oil sands)
A deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing bitumen.
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  • The company has bet big on exploiting hard-to-extract natural gas and hard-to-process heavy crude, bitumen, and oil sand.
  • There is a higher salt content in the oil sand that will require $100 million in expenses to solve the problem.
  • Unlike the flowing reserves that are pumped out of Dallas, oil sands are actually deposits of bitumen - a tar-like mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons that are attached to sand.

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