Alabama and Mississippi governors call for oil sands assessment

The Associated Press
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources.

Oil sands are 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.

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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