Oil Sands Strong is a grassroots group of Canadians banding together to support our oil sands. Our mission is to fight back against attacks by providing the public with the factual information they need to help make informed decisions about the cause.

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July 2021

What is crude oil and what are petroleum products? We call crude oil and petroleum fossil fuels because they are mixtures of hydrocarbons that formed from the remains of animals and plants (diatoms) that lived millions of years ago in a marine environment before the existence of dinosaurs. Over millions of years, the remains of these animals and plants were covered by layers of sand, silt, and rock. Heat and pressure from these layers turned the remains into what we now call crude oil