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Abasand Oils Limited


Abasand Oils Ltd. started producing oil from the large oil sands deposits in the Horse River valley, Alberta, Canada in September 1936. The plant operated for five years when a fire destroyed the powerhouse. The plant was rebuilt and continued to operate until 1945, when yet another fire devastate the plant. The plant was never operational again.

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Report on Athabaska oil sands

Stefansson Mss-7
Identifier: Mss-7
Scope and Contents The report of the Abasand Oils Limited company entitled "Athabaska Oil Sands," was prepared by the company for the Board of Economic Warfare. It includes, memoranda, letters and estimates on the potential of the oil sands.