crude oil transport

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Pipelines remain a red herring in climate debate

Canada's crude oil reserves are the third-highest on Earth.

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Trans Mountain takes yet another hit

Over decades of moving oil-by-tanker, B.C. has never had a tanker spill offshore.

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Trudeau government sits idle as pipeline obstructionists wage war

The Trudeau government declined to provide evidence or challenge the law suits.

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Senate committee rejects oil tanker ban

A spill of more than 10,000 tonnes is likely to occur once every 242 years.

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Another second-best solution for Alberta’s oil transport woes

Canada already exports more refined products than we import.

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Pipeline crunch sending crude to markets—by truck

Truck transport costs US$20 per barrel—four times more expensive than pipelines.

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Canadian oil producers will lose an estimated $15.8 billion this year in foregone revenues compared to other producers.

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Due to pipeline constraints, Canadian oil producers are selling unrefined bitumen at a fraction of the price many competitors receive.

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In the wake of the Lac-Mégantic oil-by-rail disaster, when a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken field exploded in Quebec, some people began to characterize Bakken crude oil as “uniquely flammable,” with an implication that new rail car standards might be required to move the material.