Monday, October 14, 2019

Canadians you can fight over the pipeline or whatever you want

Canada can have 100 pipelines 

Canada's Problem Isn’t Pipelines

When the pipeline is finish it will be

Taking Alberta oil to the three existing refineries in Cherry Point and Anacortes, Wash.

It will cost Canadians $10 to $15 billion to get the 

Oil to the Three

U.S. refineries with no value added in Canada.

Whatever economic and environmental benefits 


Canadians might have enjoyed would be lost;

Plus 

More than two-thirds or 71% of the ownership of oil sands production in 


The Trans Mountain pipeline it had nothing to do with
Asian markets 

It has everything to do with enriching U.S.-based refineries

Because Obama administration halted construction on 

The remainder of the Keystone XL pipeline


A 800,000 barrels a day pipeline of crude to
 Terminals on the Gulf Coast.

Arguing approval would compromise America’s effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.


This is why

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

 Spend C$4.5bn (US$3.45bn) Plus

To purchase

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline

The existing 300,000 barrel per day pipeline

Economist Robyn Allan told DeSmog Canada. 

“Virtually no exports go to any markets other than the U.S.,”


Most of it at a very steep discount.

“Canada’s non-renewable energy resources


Resource-Rich Canadian Government Is




To understand how ridiculous the present situation is, 

Consider the Auditor General of Canada report 


This “subsidy” to the private lenders must end.


OIL SAND TRUTH

After 100 years of Alberta oil




The Truth Is 


That it did in royalties from oil companies 

The reason why



If this does not change Canada will be the next Venezuela


More Pipelines will only make the problem worst

Oil will always go South this is why

Alberta

The Five Big Canadian Companies

Suncor, CNRL, Cenovus, Husky and Imperial 



 Together they now control almost 

80 per cent of bitumen production

British Columbia


 Control approximately 90 per cent of the 

Market in Southern B.C. 

Therefore, the wholesale gasoline and diesel market is an oligopoly.”

These companies control all 15 primary storage terminals in the province “and, along with 

Federated Co-op Limited, control all the Bulk Terminals.

 (Bulk terminals handle smaller volumes of fuel supplied by truck.)

The companies’ dominance makes it effectively impossible for competitors to enter the market, 
 the report found.

 “This oligopolistic wholesale market has the characteristics of a natural monopoly,” it said.

Contrary to claims made by Alberta politicians,

 The commission found the volume of refined products moving on 

The Trans Mountain pipeline had no effect on prices just profits 


And it noted the higher relative prices continued even

As demand declined after peaking in 2016. 

We already have a pipeline

Canadian producers already have the ability to 

Ship their heavy oil to


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Spend C$4.5bn (US$3.45bn) Plus



To purchase

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline 

Because 

The Obama administration announced it was halting construction on the remainder of the Keystone XL pipeline,

Arguing approval would compromise America’s effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Five Kinder Morgan executives can cash out


Millions in stock options and bonuses

The truth is

Canada is not shipping Oil to Asia.

25 per cent of Chinese imports are now hamstrung

 China currently relies on just five countries

for two-thirds of its oil imports not Canada 



Saudi Arabia supplies 15 per cent 


While Iran and Venezuela combined have historically 
accounted for another 10 per cent. 

Saudi Arabia’s abilities are now in question and supplies from the latter two countries have been interrupted by sanctions 
and,
In the case of Venezuela, economic collapse.


In 2017, the Port of Vancouver only shipped 


That’s less than a tanker load.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan, said

It’s 100% ok for a 

B.C. pipeline to be built in northeast B.C.

It’s a 100% no for 

Alberta pipeline to be build across B.C. to Vancouver

British Columbia Premier John Horgan is the man

Who has vowed to use every possible means to

Thwart a Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline expansion,

The British Columbia Premier John Horgan said his government

Is trying to protect the province, not be provocative,

Over a proposed ban on an increase of

Diluted bitumen shipped from the west coast.

The Americans have for years Spent Millions trying 

To get Alberta oil to flow in One Direction only 

[ South ]




heavy oil

Thanks to 

British Columbia Premier John Horgan 



He made Oil Very Unprofitable to ship to Asia 


He made the Americans Very, Very Happy 

It now costs 4 to 8 times more to ship oil from
Vancouver to Asia

Asia would have to book and pay for four to eight tankers

To ship the same amount as from the LOOP terminal,

Then wait longer for the full order to arrive.


“Virtually no exports go to any markets other than the U.S.,” 



This is costing Canadians Billions of Dollars per year

The Truth is 


The size of tanker required to economically compete 

With other shippers of oil to Asia.


 The B.C. government proposed limiting any increase in shipments

Of diluted bitumen amid concerns about spills.'

The maximum oil tanker cargo allowed through B.C.’s

Burrard Inlet is an Aframax class ship at 80 per cent capacity
Carrying 550,000 barrels, 

Only about one-quarter the load of a VLCC.

They can carry two million barrels at a time

Plus ULCCs are the largest tankers in the world and 

They carry up to 4 million barrels of oil.

It cost 4 to 8 times more to ship oil from Vancouver to Asia

Refiner in Asia would have to book and pay for four to eight tankers

To ship the same amount as from the LOOP terminal,

Then wait longer for the full order to arrive.

Oil is a cutthroat competition among global oil producers,
Refiners, shippers, and speculators,

In which nickels per barrel of oil delivered are fought over fiercely.

Vancouver will never be one of those ports. 

No VLCC or ULCCs will ever arrive to offload foreign oil, 

Then upload Alberta bitumen for a backhaul trip to foreign refineries.

So the pending Trans Mountain pipeline plan to triple oil sands exports, 

And increase oil tanker traffic under the 

Lions Gate Bridge up to seven-fold, 

Is doomed.

 So is the plan to expand oil sands output by 40 per cent. 

No amount of cheerleading, or demonizing, 

Or pixie dust will change the raw laws of


 global oil economics.

Oil Tankers In Canadian Waters

Today 


Canada now has a 800,000 barrels a day pipe line of crude to terminals on the Gulf Coast

Donald Trump issues new permit for Keystone pipeline

Trans Mountain Pipeline can now sit in the Courts forever








If you ever wondered why the East gets to import oil by tanker but BC is against exporting it in tankers, .



Justin Trudeau’s Family Fortune Was Made With Oil Money in Eastern Canada 


Trudeau is a laughingstock amongst world leaders.

He arrives in foreign nations preaching climate change,

Gender equality, progressive trade, diversity and inclusion.

Some governments are politer than others in telling him to hit the road and mind his own business.

He is not an emissary for the United Nations and does not speak for most Canadians.

The BC Premier is behaving like a pampered and spoiled brat who does not want anyone else to touch his toys. 

There is sound reason why interprovincial works projects are under federal jurisdiction – to prevent the very sort of localized spanner-in-the-works behaviour by one province over the interests of others.

The BC exclusivity is the exact opposite of the inclusiveness Trudeau preaches. 
The contradiction is palpable and emphasised by federal government inaction.

Divisive Politics…

BACK AND FORTH

Sort of puts things in perspective ……

If you ever wondered why the East gets to import oil by tanker but BC is against exporting it in tankers, read this .

With all the fuss over the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline project, one would think that British Columbia was under siege from petroleum interests. 

That is an epic fairy tale. 

Our federal government should have the same approach to petroleum pipelines no matter where they are proposed or built.  

Similarly, movement of oil by ship should be the same no matter what part of Canada movement is in.

The facts tell an entirely different story:

Few people are aware that the East Coast of Canada has about 4,000 inbound trips by oil tankers each year. 

Tankers account for about one fifth of the 20,000 inbound vessel trips on the East Coast. 

Over 82 million tonnes of various petroleum and fuel products are moved in and out of 23 Atlantic Canada ports. 

Almost all the movement of crude oil and petroleum products in Atlantic Canada is through the following ports:

Come by Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick

In Quebec, 25 million tonnes of crude oil and various petroleum products are moved in and out of 39 ports where cargo is loaded or unloaded.

Eighty-nine per cent of the shipments of crude oil and various petroleum products are through Quebec City and Montreal.

Over 4.1 million tonnes of oil products are moved from 29 marine facilities in and out of ports in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway.

 Of this: 

 Over 1.8 million tonnes are shipped between Canada and the United States

Over 2.3 million tonnes are imported/exported in and out of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system.

The Canada East pipeline would have disrupted the vested interests who import and refine foreign crude.

The screaming of Montreal politicians over building the Energy East pipeline has nothing to do with protecting the ecology or preventing oil spills unless we overlook the hazards  of marine shipping and ignore 

Montreal pouring a few million liters of raw sewage into the 
St. Lawrence River. 

It is all a smokescreen to allow investors in the current setup to continue to make money.

The screaming out of British Columbia has nothing to do with ecology.

British Columbians are attempting to punish corporations and provinces that produce petroleum products for no better reason than they feel good about themselves as a result. 

Perhaps we should ban fishing, declare a moratorium on west coast vacations and ban passenger liners from west coast ports in retaliation.

British Columbians and their Premier don’t care about $ billions in infrastructure investment and the jobs created, the income to provinces and the federal government or lost tax revenues that can help pay for the services we need.  

Please let me know if you can fathom why tanker traffic is barred from the coastline of British Columbia but not Quebec.

The hypocrisy and double standards are blatantly obvious and unacceptable.

The notion that a pipeline company must account for downstream effects of product shipped is ludicrous.

If we ship crude to a terminal on the west coast and it is bought by China or another Pacific Rim nation we cannot be held accountable for carbon emissions of the importing nation.

If this has to be the case, why is BC coal not counted in the same fashion?

That is where ideologues like McKenna and Trudeau are dangerous.  

They believe they can impose their utopian standards on other nation while their inane policies are strangling our economy at home.

Even worse, the environmental standards imposed on Canadian projects do not apply to foreign oil imports.

Our government is making it harder for us to become energy self-sufficient.  
Why would we import oil rather than produce oil for our own use?

Something stinks and it is not Alberta bitumen.

We need grownups at the federal helm; people who put the well-being of the entire nation and our society first.

Our Prime Minister preaches diversity and inclusiveness while practicing exclusion and divisiveness.

The BC Premier is behaving like a pampered and spoiled brat who does not want anyone else to touch his toys. 

There is sound reason why interprovincial works projects are under federal jurisdiction  
To prevent the very sort of localized spanner-in-the-works behaviour by one province over the interests of others

The BC exclusivity is the exact opposite of the inclusiveness 

Trudeau preaches.

The contradiction is palpable and emphasised by federal government inaction.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Different strokes and

divisive politics   --  



Twice now we have voted in a Trudeau

Every time we vote in a Trudeau everyone in Canada Cries

Rachel Notley is telling the truth this is killing Canada


Canada will be the next Venezuela 

https://lethbridgeherald.com/commentary/opinions/2019/08/01/climate-emergency-hysteria/


According to a new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report

Canada subsidized the fossil fuel industry to the tune of almost $60 billion 

Approximately $1,650 per Canadian.  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's vow to phase this out

 It still hasn’t happened

Canadians you can fight over the pipeline or whatever you want

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