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Tailings

Waste products from oil sands mining, extraction, and upgrading operations.

 

Tertiary Recovery

Enhancing recovery using sophisticated methods such as miscible or fire flooding.

 

Thermal Electricity

Electricity generated from burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and refined petroleum products; biomass such as wood, wood waste, pulping liquors and landfill methane; or other waste materials such as used tires.