Skip to comments.Thwarted on US oil pipeline, Canada looks to China
Posted on 01/30/2012 5:15:55 AM PST by thackney
The latest chapter in Canadas quest to become a full-blown oil superpower unfolded this month in a village gym on the British Columbia coast.
Here, several hundred people gathered for hearings on whether a pipeline should be laid from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific in order to deliver oil to Asia, chiefly energy-hungry China. The stakes are particularly high for the village of Kitamaat and its neighbors, because the pipeline would terminate here and a port would be built to handle 220 tankers a year and 525,000 barrels of oil a day.
But the planned Northern Gateway Pipeline is just one aspect of an epic battle over Canadas oil ambitions a battle that already has a supporting role in the U.S. presidential election, and which will help to shape North Americas future energy relationship with China.
It actually is a tale of two pipelines the one that is supposed to end at Kitamaat Village, and another that would have gone from Alberta to the Texas coast but was blocked by the Obama administration citing environmental grounds.
Those same environmental issues are certain to haunt Northern Gateway as the Joint Review Panel of energy and environmental officials canvasses opinion along the 1,177 kilometer (731 mile) route of the Northern Gateway pipeline to be built by Enbridge, a Canadian company.
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40 percent of First Nation communities living along the route have entered into a long-term equity partnership with Enbridge...
Opps No Burlington Northern Railways ( Buffett loses).
Let’s get this worked out soon, I want to see China get it’s oil ASAP.
Those greedy Indians!