Mississippi governor oil sands resources study

Politics & Government
6:27 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Miss., Ala. Govs Call for Oil Sands Assessment

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
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The governors of Mississippi and Alabama say the two states will partner to study oil sands resources.

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.

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.

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