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Of course: Keystone XL opponents now turning to blocking rail transport in earnest
Hot Air ^ | 11/23/2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN

Posted on 11/23/2013 4:04:06 PM PST by markomalley

I must say, I almost have to give them credit for finally, practically coming to grips with the fact that Canada’s energy companies have the will, and ergo, will find a way to develop, transport, and sell the products from their oil sands, with our without the still-pending northern extension of the already-completed Keystone pipeline — a market reality they have stubbornly neglected in many of their campaigns, op-eds, studies, and protests touting the prevention of Keystone XL as a means to thwart said oil-sands development. Case in point, via the NYT:

Suncor Energy, Canada’s top petroleum producer, announced on Thursday that it would expand its oil production in 2014 by 10 percent in another sign that the Obama administration’s delay in approving the Keystone XL pipeline extension is not holding back growth in the western Canadian oil sands fields. …

Suncor, which is based in Calgary, produces oil and gas around Canada, and has operations in North Africa and the North Sea. But its oil sands operations are the main driver for the company. In the most recent quarter, its oil sands output rose 16 percent from the year before for a record of 396,000 barrels a day, nearly 20 percent of the country’s total oil sands production. …

But over the last several months, oil companies have sought to go around the dispute by announcing plans for three large rail loading terminals with the combined capacity of transporting 350,000 barrels a day.

In acknowledgement of the above, perhaps, these self-titled environmentalist groups are now turning to blocking the means of rail transport, too, via Bloomberg:

(snipped as Bloomberg not allowed on FR)

Yes, which is probably why you should stop blocking the pipeline, i.e. the safer terrestrial transport method through which the United States can receive oil from its biggest foreign supplier. What these groups plan to do when they also come to realize that, hey, fine — Canada will instead ship the oil to their coast and transport it by sea to China — I have no idea.

Again, it would be a lot easier to take these guys seriously if they weren’t vehemently insisting upon only the most unworkable of energy solutions at every turn. Environmentalists don’t seem to much care for natural gas, and especially not for the hydraulic fracturing process that helps to produce it; nor do they care for nuclear energy (speaking of which, even the editors of the New York Times just had an apparent epiphany that front). The only solutions that will do, apparently, are wind and solar — even though Europe, and specifically countries like Germany that put a lot of skin in the wind-and-solar game, are now furiously backing away from said sources and even ramping up coal production instead, that most hatefully dreaded of dirty energy forms, quelle horreur. Talk about counter-productivity.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Editorial
KEYWORDS: ecoterrorism; kenyanbornmuzzie; keystonexl; opec

1 posted on 11/23/2013 4:04:06 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

When to the ‘tards drop themselves off the grid?


2 posted on 11/23/2013 4:10:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Meanwhile the Sandpiper line breezes forward. Maybe no obstruction because it’s all in the US?


3 posted on 11/23/2013 4:18:02 PM PST by DManA (rs)
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To: markomalley
opponents now turning to blocking rail transport in earnest
Sometimes these things have a way of working themselves out ...
4 posted on 11/23/2013 4:31:08 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: markomalley

May it work as well as blocking Israeli bulldozers.


5 posted on 11/23/2013 4:45:26 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: markomalley

I attended a meeting last week with some Canadian engineers from Alberta. they asked 5 times to get the keystone in gear

At one point a Canadian complained about a drawing not being revised and said he emailed the revision. His American vendor engineer said he didn’t get it. They were going round and round. The senior Canadian engineer broke the tenssion by saying he ws certain Obama stopped the e mail at the border


6 posted on 11/23/2013 4:50:11 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

Thanks markomalley. Ecoterrorism ping.


7 posted on 11/23/2013 4:54:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: markomalley
I don't know what these protestors are thinking...it doesn't matter what they do.

Warren Buffett owns the game!! 'hack

8 posted on 11/23/2013 5:21:01 PM PST by dynamitehack (“Senatoris Est Civitatis Libertatum Tueri” – “The Senators Protect the Liberty of the Citizens.)
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To: Nachum; GeronL

Ping.


9 posted on 11/23/2013 5:54:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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10 posted on 11/23/2013 7:12:29 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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