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  1. #1 Tarsands question 
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    Which is larger by volume the Tar Sands in Venuzuala or the Tar Sands in saskatchewan?

    I know the tar sands in venuzuala is being extracted faster because of the warm climtae its in and water is easily accessed, but is it larger then the Athabasca tar sands?

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    Why not try and "G O O G L E" it ?


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    CIA web sight might have info also
    (they have a lot of interest in how much oil countries have)
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    Your question has a couple of flaws. It's Alberta and not Saskatchewan and the Canadian tarsands currently produce about 4 times the number of barrels as Venezuela's.


    There is little comparison in production in the next 3 or 4 decades. The Alberta development is the biggest industrial developmnet in the world of any kind. Production will be 6 to 8 million barrels/day by 2020....and sustainable well into the next centurry based on reserves. The Venezuelan tarsands are plagued by lack of current production capacity and limited delivery infrastructure.

    The size of the reserves in both countries is not the principal issue. It's like saying what ocean has the most salt...the Pacific or Atlantic. There's plenty of salt if it was economic to extract. There's plenty of oil in both the Alberta nad Venezuelan tarsands. The important variable is infrastructre for extraction, refinement and delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyologist
    Your question has a couple of flaws. It's Alberta and not Saskatchewan and the Canadian tarsands currently produce about 4 times the number of barrels as Venezuela's.


    There is little comparison in production in the next 3 or 4 decades. The Alberta development is the biggest industrial developmnet in the world of any kind. Production will be 6 to 8 million barrels/day by 2020....and sustainable well into the next centurry based on reserves. The Venezuelan tarsands are plagued by lack of current production capacity and limited delivery infrastructure.

    The size of the reserves in both countries is not the principal issue. It's like saying what ocean has the most salt...the Pacific or Atlantic. There's plenty of salt if it was economic to extract. There's plenty of oil in both the Alberta nad Venezuelan tarsands. The important variable is infrastructre for extraction, refinement and delivery.
    thank you
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