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  •  The pipeline is key to the Tar Sands extraction (0+ / 0-)

    Every oil giant in the world is invested in the Tar Sands. It's very expensive to extract the bitumen and those costs are rising. Fuel consumption in the USA is dropping and the demand in Asia is rising so Syncrude has to get that dilbit into the pipelines down to the Gulf coast and on to Asia. The Tar Sands needs that pipeline to keep the money flowing for the extraction.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:14:18 PM PST

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    •  KXL is the Western EU connection (1+ / 0-)
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      There are multiple pipelines headed west, with pressure to build more. Thru BC to the Pacific, this is the Asian connection.

      KXL only represents .9 million B/day, the Tar Sands is projected to produce 3.5 million B/day, so the KXL represents about 25% of projected production.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:34:44 AM PST

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      •  Thanks, you are right. (1+ / 0-)
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        Isn't there also a proposal for a pipeline that will go through eastern Canada and New England to the East Coast?

        Enbridge is the proposed pipeline to Asia and the opposition here in BC is fierce. It's mostly the idea of the super tankers navigating the west coast with all the coastal islands that is fuelling the opposition.

        ❧To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:09:17 PM PST

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