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With a temporarily stable world oil price, which is lower than estimated values for most unconventional liquid hydrocarbon fuels, interest and activity in U.S. tar sands has declined. Data are reported for 52 projects involving in situ, mining, and plant extraction, and modified in situ technologies. The data include operator name, project location, project status (completed, current, or planned), project type (commercial or pilot), and reservoir and oil characteristics.1

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