bitumen bitumen  /ˌbɪ ˈtu mən/


  • (n) any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

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  1. With that, the laborious process of drawing viscous bitumen out of Alberta's oil sands became ever more viable.
  2. She set me in a basket of rushes, with bitumen she sealed my lid.
  3. Within minutes of the bell ringing for lunch, scores of us would line up around the perimeter of the bitumen netball court.


  1. Strata Oil Provides Regional Update Re Bitumen Production

    Strata Oil & Gas Inc. , today released a regional update on bitumen production in the Peace River and nearby Athabasca regions of Alberta. Strata Oil recently completed a resource evaluation on both its ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Potentially 'catastrophic' changes underway in Canada's northern Mackenzie River Basin

    Canada's Mackenzie River basin -- among the world's most important major ecosystems -- is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation, a panel of international scientists warn. Largest single threat to the Basin: a potential breach in the tailings ponds at one of the large oil sands sites mining surface bitumen. A breach in winter ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "I know we can't add value to every ton of bitumen, but we can certainly improve that," Ed Stelmach said Monday in his first news conference since his upset victory to become Conservative leader and premier of Canada's richest province.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Ed Stelmach Source: 680 News

  2. "Alberta is responsible for the natural resource bitumen. It belongs to the people of the province and if there is a policy that the federal government is proposing that is going to impact on the sale of that then we are certainly going to be...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Ron Stevens Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. "It's unbelievably slippery, it's like going around in the wet half the time. You can tell it's the last round here," Ingall said. "It's pretty rugged : it's going to get worse during the race. Bits of bitumen are getting dug up where the...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Russell Ingall Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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