Canada's crude oil reserves are the third-highest on Earth.
crude oil transport
Over decades of moving oil-by-tanker, B.C. has never had a tanker spill offshore.
The Trudeau government declined to provide evidence or challenge the law suits.
A spill of more than 10,000 tonnes is likely to occur once every 242 years.
Canada already exports more refined products than we import.
Truck transport costs US$20 per barrel—four times more expensive than pipelines.
Canadian oil producers will lose an estimated $15.8 billion this year in foregone revenues compared to other producers.
Court rejects Trans Mountain project approval—more crude-by-rail means lost revenue for oil producers, economy
Pipelines are 2.5 times safer than rail transport.
Due to pipeline constraints, Canadian oil producers are selling unrefined bitumen at a fraction of the price many competitors receive.
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.