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Canadian prime minister tells Obama that Canada will sell oil to Asia since US delays pipeline
The Associated Press ^ | 11-14-11 | AP

Posted on 11/14/2011 10:06:12 AM PST by Driftwood1

TORONTO — Canada's prime minister says he made it clear in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will step up its efforts to sell oil to Asia since the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve the $7-billion Keystone XL project. Last week the U.S. State Department ordered that the pipeline be rerouted and subject to further environmental review, delaying a decision until 2013.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asia; bhofascism; bhotyranny; canada; democratcorruption; democrats; drillheredrillnow; economy; energy; envirofascism; gasprices; keystone; keystonexl; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; oil; thegreenlie; unemployment

1 posted on 11/14/2011 10:06:14 AM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Are gainfully-employed people, who are not on the government dole, more likely to vote for Democrats, or for Republicans?

That’s all you need to know about this XL pipeline business.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 10:08:12 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Driftwood1

Memo to PM Harper:

Hang on, baby.
Change is gonna come.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 10:08:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Hang on, baby. Change is gonna come.

I'm not so sure of that.

4 posted on 11/14/2011 10:09:22 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

...like you said...


5 posted on 11/14/2011 10:10:30 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: Driftwood1

One good turn deserves another.Obama votes present on the Keystone pipeline. Harper votes present on Obama’s request to maintain the current level of oil supply to the US.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:23 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Driftwood1

So, China and others will get that Canadian oil that could be coming here...and that could be producing jobs here.

In addition, many, many more jobs are available, and even stronger positive impact on prices would be obtained by simply allowing us to drill for our own oil all over this nation and off our own coasts.

Obama is against America being strong, being independent, and coming out of this economic problem...the longer he governs, the more obvious it is.

The Man who despises America
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama-time.htm


7 posted on 11/14/2011 10:16:53 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Driftwood1
These will be long-term contracts.

If Obama thinks he can delay this decision until after the election, and that the oil will still be there afterwards, he's fooling himself.

-PJ

8 posted on 11/14/2011 10:18:29 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Driftwood1
he made it clear in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will step up its efforts to sell oil to Asia

Yeah, but voting "president" saved oboma from losing votes. A reasoned choice either way would have lost him either brown shirt votes or tree hugger votes. Can't have it both ways.

It's not about what's best for America. It's about what's best for Oboma. He likes playing king.

9 posted on 11/14/2011 10:19:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Driftwood1
Obama has given the proponents of the “Northern Gateway” pipeline proposal a huge boost. Environmentalists have strongly opposed this pipeline to the west coast — mainly because it would require shipping the oil by tanker, from a new tanker port on the B.C. coast.

Fortunately, for the proponents, the staunchest envrio-fascists also tend to be the most anti-American. Now, the pipeline and port can be sold on the basis of “sticking it to the Americans”. What's an anti-American envriro-fascist to do? Oh the huge manatee!

The biggest stumbling block is the port for tanker traffic. If we don't get a northern pipeline, the railways stand ready to move the crude by train.

BTW, my preference would be to have both pipelines.

10 posted on 11/14/2011 10:23:23 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Driftwood1

So in other words, take a long walk off a short pier, Barack


11 posted on 11/14/2011 10:24:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chuckee
Even Obama hasn't managed to end the current level of oil supply from Canada (yet). Ronald Reagan insisted that secure energy supplies be part of NAFTA. Under NAFTA, the U.S. has a guarantee of a proportional supply of all Canadian energy. If cut backs ever become necessary, we can't cut back exports to the U.S. any more than we cut back supplies to ourselves. The price is also guaranteed to be no more than the price Canadians charge themselves.

NAFTA doesn't cover new supplies. The Keystone project would have carried new production (that G.W.Bush asked for). It also doesn't prevent the U.S. from buying less oil — even completely boycotting all oil-sands oil, as many are calling for. If the U.S. ever cuts back on imports of Canadian energy; Canada is under no obligation to ever return exports to previous levels.

Oil is a fungible commodity — but, a supply coming by pipeline from a friendly country is more secure than oil from the Mideast or Venezuela.

12 posted on 11/14/2011 10:36:07 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

There ya go again.....clouding the issue with facts, common sense and logic!


13 posted on 11/14/2011 10:51:14 AM PST by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Roccus

After something so idiotic you can’t help but feel Obama is purposely hurting America.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 10:54:34 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Political Junkie Too
It will take years to get a pipe to the Pacific.
I'm betting Barky’s dodge will be only temporary. The oil will flow to the US because of the freight advantage.
15 posted on 11/14/2011 11:04:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Driftwood1

Way to go, Ubanga, you sick socialist scumbag.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 11:05:36 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
The biggest stumbling block is the port for tanker traffic.


Photograph of Texaco Island in the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. The island is covered in petroleum storage containers. Several large tankers are in dock in the water behind the island.
That's half of the problem solved.


Left, work began on the Motiva Port Arthur refinery in 2007. Right, when completed, it will be able to process 600,000 barrels of oil per day making it the largest US refinery.
The other half is the processing units.
Does Canada have that as well?
This has taken several years and billions of dollars to complete.

17 posted on 11/14/2011 11:36:14 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
You've stated the case for the pipeline to Texas. That's what we all wanted — until Obama and his minions thwarted us.

The tanker port I referred to would be a new one built in B.C.

If the U.S. wants this oil, it's there for you. If you don't want it, Canada has to sell it to someone who does.

18 posted on 11/14/2011 12:57:50 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
If the U.S. wants this oil, it's there for you.
If you don't want it, Canada has to sell it to someone who does.


As usual Mr. Dunham is burning off his political capital
well before it's earned.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 1:52:34 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jeff Head
Not only that but you would be buying oil from a friend and stable democracy that respects human rights.

But Susan Sarandon and friends rather the US buy Saudi conflict oil than get it from the “dirty” oil sands, even though the CO2 footprint of the oil sands is dwarfed by CO2 emitted via coal burning plans along the East coast of the US.

20 posted on 11/14/2011 4:09:45 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: bigdirty
He is, it's what his "fundamental change" is all about.
21 posted on 11/14/2011 4:20:17 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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22 posted on 11/15/2011 7:03:54 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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