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

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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