Mississippi governor oil sands resources study http://apr.org en Miss., Ala. Govs Call for Oil Sands Assessment http://apr.org/post/miss-ala-govs-call-oil-sands-assessment <p>The governors of Mississippi and Alabama say the two states will partner to study oil sands resources.</p><div><p>Oil sands is a sandy mixture found below the surface containing bitumen. After extracting the sand, the bitumen can be transformed into crude oil that can be refined.</p><p>A news release says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced the partnership Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board during a meeting in Mobile, Ala.</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:27:15 +0000 The Associated Press 34958 at http://apr.org Miss., Ala. Govs Call for Oil Sands Assessment