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Stephen Harper to visit China next month
Windsor Star ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Jason Fekete, Postmedia News

Posted on 01/12/2012 4:29:02 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is heading to China next month for his second official visit, as his government looks to boost bilateral trade and ship more energy products to the Asian powerhouse.


The Harper government is looking to increase petroleum exports to China, but those hopes are very much pinned on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project currently under review by the National Energy Board.

Public hearings began this week on the pipeline, which would ship oilsands bitumen from northern Alberta to a marine facility in Kitimat, B.C., where oil would be loaded onto tankers for export to Asia.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; china; oilsands; pipeline
Canada has the natural resources to feed China's energy demand and must continue to diversify its export markets beyond the United States, said Gordon Houlden, director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta.

The tar sands oil will reach the world market. The question is: will the jobs and energy go to the US or to China. A bonus for the US is that the pipeline will swing through North Dakota, picking up the increasing production there.

1 posted on 01/12/2012 4:29:16 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Could be to cement the deal for oil.

Chalk another Epic Fail up to Hussein in the USA.

2 posted on 01/12/2012 9:03:00 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 (+ <--- All I got was this plus sign)
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Chalk another Epic Fail up to Hussein in the USA.

I was looking into shale production in Texas yesterday, and found out that when my Governor, Rick Perry, visited China back in 2010, he strongly encouraged China to invest in Texas' oil and gas industry.

Low and behold, his pleas for them to invest in Texas oil and gas paid off, and China's largest offshore oil producer has invested over a billion dollars in a South Texas shale oilfield, and there was an article that mentions it could be up to two billion dollars or more, depending on how it pans out. Thanks to Chinese investments, there could be over 40 oil wells by the end of this year in an area where there might only be half a dozen or less.

Obama has done what?
3 posted on 01/12/2012 3:59:11 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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