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Canadian oil producers look east

Edmonton Journal -- For Canada's largest oilsands producer, sending a recent shipment of western Canadian crude to its Montreal refinery required a detour across the Rockies, over two oceans and through one of the world's busiest waterways.

Suncor Energy Inc. went to great lengths to deliver the oil east for the test run, sending barrels by pipeline to tankers in B.C.'s coastal waters, which reached its St. Lawrence River refinery port via the Panama Canal. The roundabout journey is a testament to the scant access to eastern Canadian markets faced by companies mining and drilling up fast-growing volumes of bitumen in northern Alberta, production that's set to outstrip export pipeline capacity in a few years.

Oil companies intent on securing new customers are starting to look east, moved by stiff and ...


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Submitted Mar 11, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:31:59 PM

East is or at least for now.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 6:51:28 PM

Sounds good.
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 6:15:46 PM

Yes, send the oil east, not south.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 2:29:39 PM

The US and Nobama better hope they don't look west to China.
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Metrolizer
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 9:12:58 AM

Infrastructure improvements in Oklahoma and Texas should raise the value of WTI crude, reducing the Brent premium. Why then refine tar sands oil in eastern Canada rather than in British Columbia, when the Chinese and Indian markets are to be served?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 8:21:24 AM

Remember to vote in november.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 7:54:41 AM

ok
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dr047
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 7:04:42 AM


It would be Great if Canada could keep this oil and refine it for their own use and not have to import any rather than tear up everything in it's way to send it abroad.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:23:45 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:23:33 AM

A Canadian pipeline to both coasts and build their own refineries too!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:23:16 AM

a bit of effort
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:22:36 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:22:01 AM

Send your oil east and serve your own countrymen - not the Chinks.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:14:17 AM

Since they plan on exporting the oil anyway (and won't guarantee that the oil or the refined products will stay in the USA), they should build their pipeline in their own country.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:45:30 AM

It's only fair.

The question is will Americans let a few environmental terrorists prevent enhanced Energy and National Security?!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:45:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:45:07 AM

The world is so hungry for oil therefore there are powerful forces that the Canadian oil will come to market one way or another.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:42:11 AM

I wonder how many different routes they will consider before giving up the idea?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:41:38 AM

Yet ANOTHER reason to FIRE Obama before it is too late to undo the harm the overmatched, in over his head, ideologue is causing.

For the short term we can count on Canada's NIMBY and Luddite Green Left lobbies to delay plans to send the oil anywhere but here. Five years might be too long and the Canadians might make some progress on getting the oil to Red China and then it would be too late. We NEED to send Obama to the unemployment line where he so richly deserves to be.

Remember - on Election Day - FIRE LIBERALS! (and do NOT hire new ones).
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:40:42 AM

Since we won't build the Keystone pipeline, What a Canadian company to do. Make it happen through Panama, Soon they shipping crude oil right by California why we import to the same ports. California is exporting refine energy to raise price all ready.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:33:27 AM

Seems like a smart move. If the US can't get their act together they have to move their oil to people who really want it...
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:11:28 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:07:23 AM

Wow
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:05:28 AM

Shell closed their refinery in Montreal because they have (along with Motiva), recently completed construction on a refinery here in Port Arthur, TX. which will easily take care of the operations there in Montreal and many other locations that are now in operation. I believe the refinery is easily the largest in North America.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 4:04:32 AM

Maybe that will help relieve our east coast problem.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:57:22 AM

Same article below.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:56:56 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:54:58 AM

Ridiculous.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:54:29 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:50:37 AM

So then they have another dumping site option besides the US.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:49:02 AM

Awesome
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:45:34 AM

If I had billions of dollars in product that I wanted to sell, I would also go to great lengths to get that product to my highest bidding customers.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:42:25 AM

Shell recently closed its refinery in Montreal.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:41:33 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:40:59 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:39:54 AM

hubcapLA: Good comment.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:39:23 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:38:12 AM

burp!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:31:16 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:28:55 AM

They will go where they can get the most for their product--the same thing any company would do
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:27:28 AM

another repeat?????
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:26:00 AM

How much did the unusual transportation method and route add to the cost?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:22:43 AM

Regardless of what Obama says we still need it.

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:22:37 AM

Taken from the article:

TransCanada spokesman James Millar said it's much cheaper to build refining capacity in Eastern Canada, which can access a larger market in Canada, the U.S. East Coast, Europe and even India and China, but the refinery sector can't develop until a pipeline is in place from the West.

Notice the work China. Why not supply the USA, I thought we were neighbors.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:22:04 AM

boggles the mind
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Old.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:13:31 AM

Is this posted twice?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:11:55 AM

This situation has been going on for years.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 3:06:45 AM

Didn't we hear this same thing a few days ago?
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