Canada: Never mind. We’ll just ship our energy to China

posted at 2:01 pm on June 15, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

When we’ve discussed our energy partnership with Canada in the past, realists have tended to note how our cooperative relationship has produced jobs, lower gas and oil prices and an improved national security position. And why would the Canadians want to do business anywhere else when they have a ready partner with massive refinery capacity and global leading technology resources? But opponents have fought expansions to this partnership, particularly when it comes to new pipelines or expanding the types of fossil fuel products we work together to process. They also seem to want to keep us from opening up foreign markets by lifting US export bans on crude oil and liquefied natural gas. (LNG)

In the past, I have expressed concerns of my own on these pages, one of them being that if we became too intractable with the Canadians, they may just take their toys and play elsewhere. One possible example could be opening up their western seaboard and exporting energy products all over the world themselves, including to China. Opponents responded by scoffing, assuming we would work out something with the Canadians. Besides… if you wanted to drive a pipeline from the rich oil and gas fields of northern British Columbia to some processing facility and port on that nation’s rugged northwestern coast, you would have to blast your way through a stretch of some of the most inhospitable peaks of the Canadian Rockies imaginable. I mean, you’d have to be insane just to consider the project. Insane, I tell ya!

Boy howdee… those crazy Canadians.

TransCanada Corp said on Friday it expects to start construction this year on natural gas pipeline to British Columbia’s Pacific Coast worth at least C$5 billion ($4.1 billion) following a conditional go-ahead by a Petronas-led consortium for what could be Canada’s first LNG export terminal.

The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line will connect the prolific Montney gas field near Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia to the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, which is planned for Lelu Island on the North Pacific Coast near the port of Prince Rupert.

The conditional go-ahead for the liquefied natural gas terminal is a rare win for TransCanada, which has struggled in recent years to rally support for its crude oil pipeline projects, including the long-delayed Keystone XL line to move oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The Calgary-based pipeline company has bet big on Canada’s nascent LNG industry, with deals to build more than C$13 billion in natural gas pipelines to serve proposed export projects on the country’s West Coast.

Depressing thoughts about lost opportunities aside, you have to give them credit for taking on a project of this scale. Check out this Google map which shows a pin on Lelu Island. Then look to the East and slightly North until you cross the Rockies and get to Fort. St. John. If you hit the button in the bottom left of the screen marked “Earth” you’ll get a satellite view of the span they’re going to have to drive that pipeline across. But once they finish it and get a processing center constructed on the island (which seems to have a very nice deep water bay) the world will essentially be their oyster. LNG and other products will eventually be able to go straight to tankers and across the globe to whoever is willing to pay them.

Meanwhile, back at home, the feds keep pounding on ExxonMobil for the biggest fines they can manage, yet another Democrat is taking a run at shutting down fracking through a misinterpretation of the Clean Water Act and our restrictions on exports have led to our companies saturating the market to the point where we’re now laying off oil field workers. What a country, baby.

So, good for you, Canada. I can’t really blame you. It’s a big world and a big energy market and there’s no reason you should have to sit on the sidelines waiting for a bunch of bureaucrats to stop sitting on their hands. And on the plus side, if anybody in the US gets seriously tired of living here, there should be a ton of jobs available up there. (Assuming you can manage to not freeze to death in the mountains.)


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We have plenty of oil here.

We are the top oil + nat. gas producer.

Redstone on June 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Their hearts are glowing. Their oil is going.

cbenoistd on June 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

But the lily white hands of the liberals will be clean, so we have that going for us.
When you look at the slow motion train wreck which was the fall of the Roman empire you wonder how could people have been so stupid. And then you look around today and recognize that whenever you have enough prosperity that people can believe that at least one of the four horsemen isn’t just around the corner, a significant portion starts to act stupidly.

yetanotherjohn on June 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Generally, countries that ship unrefined natural resources abroad are poor and/or despotic. Wealthy, industrialized, stable countries shouldn’t be pissing away natural resources to foreign nations, but instead utilizing them to develop more valuable manufactured or technological products.

I have no problem with restrictions on exports of oil. We already allow big business to screw us enough by exporting jobs and importing illegal and/or high tech workers to depress our wages. They don’t need to export our natural resources as well and thereby raise our gasoline prices as result.

xNavigator on June 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

I don’t blame Canada one tiny itty-bitty bit.

To all my Canadian friends, please keep a basement bunk open for me.

Limerick on June 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

This was always what Obama wanted. If he simply delayed long enough, the Canadians would get tired of waiting and do something else.

This now relieves Obama of having to make a hard choice that would be guaranteed to either offend Labor or Environmentalists, both of whom are part of the Democratic coalition.

I think Labor will still be upset but he can try to deflect the blame.

Steven Den Beste on June 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Now I’m sure Obama will announce he will allow the pipeline that it’s moot. Community Agitators love agitating.

ConstantineXI on June 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

When you look at the slow motion train wreck which was the fall of the Roman empire you wonder how could people have been so stupid. And then you look around today and recognize that whenever you have enough prosperity that people can believe that at least one of the four horsemen isn’t just around the corner, a significant portion starts to act stupidly.

yetanotherjohn on June 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM

We are falling apart exactly in the way the Roman Empire did and for very similar reasons.

ConstantineXI on June 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM

I think Labor will still be upset but he can try to deflect the blame.

Steven Den Beste on June 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

A cat does what a cat does, and a bear and bear. Barry wouldn’t think of not being Barry. History will label him appropriately.

Limerick on June 15, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Canada to Odooooshbag:
Eff U..!!

Pelosi Schmelosi on June 15, 2015 at 2:16 PM

We are falling apart exactly in the way the Roman Empire did and for very similar reasons.

ConstantineXI on June 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Not so much falling apart as much as being driven to ruin. Ask Gov. Moonbeam what his preservationist plans are if CA experiences another drought next year, more rationing?

antipc on June 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM

I think it is probably a good idea. After all we are not going to need all that cheap energy. After the Republicans pass the so called free trade treaty we will lose so many jobs that energy wont be our problem.
Hope that the Democrats take back over the House and Senate in 2016. They voted against this treaty that Obama wants. I mean just how bad is this thing that his own party knows not to vote for it. I tell you I can sure see the ads next year if the American worker hating Republicans pass this thing. Every one will have ads out about how the Republicans sent jobs overseas.

pwb on June 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM

And on the plus side, if anybody in the US gets seriously tired of living here, there should be a ton of jobs available up there.

Yeah, about that. Immigration controls and all that bother. Get in line, please. We have rules about that sort of thing. I’m sure you understand how that works.

I suppose the Greenies will be happy about one thing. Once it’s built, there will never be a reason to ship the gas through the US, even if a new president with different, um, attitudes, is elected to office.

But here’s the thing. We paid good money to Hillary Clinton to get Keystone approved, and she gave us squat. Has anyone seen mention of a way to get money given to Hillary while she was SecState back? I mean minus the 4-6% that actually made it to charity, of course. We’re not monsters, after all. We’re Canadians.

And with any luck, soon to be rich Canadians!

SteveJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM

So the idiot environmentalists who opposed Keystone XL get a longer pipeline across Canada instead.

…so all they really accomplished was preventing thousands of Americans from getting jobs.

Thanks a bunch!

DRayRaven on June 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Enviros succeed in ensuring dirtier air in our future, as well as more oil spills.

How?

China’s refineries are filthy compared to those in the USA, and Chinese ports spill a lot more oil than American facilities.

Nice work, nutcases!

Meremortal on June 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM

You can’t lead some-on forever. If the whole point of blocking the pipeline was to inhibit the extraction of Albertan tar sands (AKA “Dirty Oil” to environmentalists): Mission Failed. Obama’s best bet would have been to get it done their way, rather than obstruct to no end.

LancerDL on June 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Thanks again Obama.

V7_Sport on June 15, 2015 at 2:31 PM

My son is currently learning how to weld.{thank you GI bill). He’ll be off to Canada to work hard and line his pockets.

Thicklugdonkey on June 15, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Our passports look the same, but there is nothing American about the modern left.

crrr6 on June 15, 2015 at 2:33 PM

A pipeline from NE Canada to the Pacific coast? How does it flow over the mountains?

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

NE British Columbia actually.
compressor and pump stations move the oil and gas.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM

obama hates you, America.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

I’m not sure exactly how this interrelates to Keystone/crude.
I wonder if this particular gas field (as in LNG), might have been a better run out to the Pacific all along rather than using the Keystone route?

JusDreamin on June 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Yeah, about that. Immigration controls and all that bother. Get in line, please. We have rules about that sort of thing. I’m sure you understand how that works.

What are these “rules” of which you speak of?

Isn’t illegal immigration considered an “act of love”, even up in the great white north?

Redstone on June 15, 2015 at 2:43 PM

The most dangerous threat to our Republic is that parasites and dumb people have the right to vote…

mnjg on June 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

A pipeline from NE Canada to the Pacific coast? How does it flow over the mountains?

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

It’s northeast BC, not Canada.
LNG is pumped under pressure, a different deal than moving viscous oil.

JusDreamin on June 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Back in The Day, I was traveling Out West and by pure chance ended up having dinner one night in Montana with a Guy and his Wife from Alberta.

Turned out he was a Big Wig for a Canadian oil company and he offered me a job working on an oil pipeline they were building up to Alaska.

Told me I would work my a$$ off, but make wheelbarrows full of money.

I had just graduated kollege and was bound and determined to Change The World by teaching high skool English to the the unmotivated and the uninterested, so I passed on his offer.

I lasted about a year and a half as a teacher.

Now that I am Old and Gray, I think I kinda blew it.

Fortunately, I passed the knowledge of that error on to Bruno Jr., who will soon be a Mechanical Engineer making wheelbarrows full of money.

I am, however, relying on the Powerball Retirement Plan…

Bruno Strozek on June 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Why are Canadian eco people not as insane as ours?

PattyJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Enviros succeed in ensuring dirtier air in our future, as well as more oil spills.

How?

China’s refineries are filthy compared to those in the USA, and Chinese ports spill a lot more oil than American facilities.

Nice work, nutcases!

Meremortal on June 15, 2015 at 2:27 PM

That’s just crazy talk. You’re talking about a whole different planet earth. MY world is much safer and cleaner now.

Oxymoron on June 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Golf. The new fiddling.

Oxymoron on June 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

This was always what Obama wanted. If he simply delayed long enough, the Canadians would get tired of waiting and do something else.

Steven Den Beste on June 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Yes, but don’t forget the rest of the plan: Lie to the entire nation about what you’re up to while pretending you’re was “studying” the issues.

novaculus on June 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Isn’t illegal immigration considered an “act of love”, even up in the great white north?

Nope, it’s a legal process, requiring checks and evaluation of the suitability of the candidate to earn a chance to become a Canadian citizen.

Yeah, we don’t just give it away.

From Wikipedia:

As recent as in 2008, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made significant changes to streamline the steady flow of immigrants. The changes included reduced professional categories for skilled immigration as well as caps for immigrants in various categories. Since 2001, immigration has ranged between 221,352 and 262,236 immigrants per annum.

To be fair, we can be a bit sloppy too, though since that report in 2008, things have tightened up considerably:

Estimates of illegal immigrants range between 35,000 and 120,000. James Bissett, a former head of the Canadian Immigration Service, has suggested that the lack of any credible refugee screening process, combined with a high likelihood of ignoring any deportation orders, has resulted in tens of thousands of outstanding warrants for the arrest of rejected refugee claimants, with little attempt at enforcement. A 2008 report by the Auditor General Sheila Fraser stated that Canada has lost track of as many as 41,000 illegal immigrants.

We have had trouble in the recent past with things like Romanian women being brought over to work in the sex trade, and of course Chinese immigrants coming on leaky freighters. But by and large it seems like it’s under control. And that’s important, because we want Canadians to support immigration, and not see it as a borderline criminal activity. The result?

A 2014 sociological study concluded that: “Australia and Canada are the most receptive to immigration among western nations”.

So let me get this straight. By setting up rules and following them, we actually encourage immigration of highly desirable people, and even better, create a country in which citizens actively welcome immigrants.

Who da thunk it?

SteveJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Jazz, you seem to be implying that delays in approval of the Keystone pipeline caused Canada to approve this project instead. However, Keystone is an oil pipeline and this one is for liquefied natural gas. Is there a pending application for an LNG pipeline that the Obama administration hasn’t approved?

cam2 on June 15, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Idiots.

Mimzey on June 15, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Now I’m sure Obama will announce he will allow the pipeline that it’s moot. Community Agitators love agitating.

ConstantineXI on June 15, 2015 at 2:13 PM

different product, different pipeline

Fred

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 3:02 PM

According to that Google link Jazz supplied in the article,the Canadiens could follow Highway 97 to Prince George then on highway 16 then down highway 37 to Terrace and hook back on to highway 16 and, BANG, you’re at Lelu Island. Hey, if they can run highways through those there mountains, they should be able to run gas pipe lines along the same route. We do it in America. The New Jersey Turnpike has LNG pipes running along side it. So what’s the big deal?

timberline on June 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM

If you can build a highway to Alaska in the middle of a World War, a pipeline (with today’s technology) is, if not a snap, immensely more simple. There already is a railroad connecting Prince Rupert to the interior.

Another Drew on June 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM

To be clear-

OIL from British Columbia will be pumped from there to Lelu Island via a new OIL pipeline. (Canadian Jobs). At Lelu Island a new refinery will convert the OIL to LNG. (Canadian Jobs). From there the LNG will be shipped from a new port facility Canadian Jobs)to buyers around the world.

Had Keystone XL been approved all those jobs and the ongoing revenue would have benefited our economy.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

The Single Most Stupid Thought To Ever Spring From The Mind Of Man:

“WE ARE SO RICH WE CAN AFFORD TO BE STUPID.”

fadetogray on June 15, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Don’t ya see,

When Canada sells the oil into the Pacific rim countries, with the TPP in place we can buy it back and then truck and train ship it to Houston to refine and then ship it to Europe.

Get with the International Trade deals rubes.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 15, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Warren Buffett doesn’t mind, I’m sure.

Rix on June 15, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Why are Canadian eco people not as insane as ours?

PattyJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Canadians didn’t have cotton fields in the 18th century. As a result, they have Harper and we have what we have.

Rix on June 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM

At Lelu Island a new refinery will convert the OIL to LNG. (Canadian Jobs).

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Wait, isn’t LNG composed of methane rather than petroleum? How can you convert one into the other? Or is LNG something else?

Athanasius on June 15, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Why are Canadian eco people not as insane as ours?

PattyJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

They are. Just visit Montreal.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:32 PM

To be clear-

OIL from British Columbia will be pumped from there to Lelu Island via a new OIL pipeline. (Canadian Jobs). At Lelu Island a new refinery will convert the OIL to LNG. (Canadian Jobs). From there the LNG will be shipped from a new port facility Canadian Jobs)to buyers around the world.

Had Keystone XL been approved all those jobs and the ongoing revenue would have benefited our economy.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM

to be clearer. oil cannot be converted into nat gas, although there is some nat gas present in oil. the gas is seperated out at the wellhead.
LNG is nat gas that is cooled to -162 degrees centigrade and heated back to it’s gaseous state when delivered.
on the other hand there is some oil present in a nat gas well. It is very light and we call it condensate. My dad and his friends burned it in their cars when I was kid hard on valves. Condensate is a big commodity around here.

Fred

Fred

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Daryl Hannah’s starting to look more like a whale than a mermaid these days. I’m so glad our president listens to her about how to run our energy program.

RovesChins on June 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Wait, isn’t LNG composed of methane rather than petroleum? How can you convert one into the other? Or is LNG something else?

Athanasius on June 15, 2015 at 3:28 PM

The problem with crude oil is that it contains hundreds of different types of hydrocarbons all mixed together. You have to separate the different types of hydrocarbons to have anything useful. Fortunately there is an easy way to separate things, and this is what oil refining is all about.

Different hydrocarbon chain lengths all have progressively higher boiling points, so they can all be separated by distillation. This is what happens in an oil refinery – in one part of the process, crude oil is heated and the different chains are pulled out by their vaporization temperatures. Each different chain length has a different property that makes it useful in a different way.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Building the Canadian pipeline is easy…..they will build it the same way they built the CPR railroad main line across the rockies. They will sub contract the basic labor of the project out to chinese navvies and 8000 will get visas to build the whole thing in 6 years and be rewarded with wages and citizenship. Canada will provide all the materials, management and skilled labor.

clandestine on June 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Isn’t LNG the stuff they are burning off the top of the oil wells in North Dakota? Seems kind of silly to build a pipeline for that stuff coming here when we are just burning the stuff.

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM

your welcome

Isn’t LNG the stuff they are burning off the top of the oil wells in North Dakota? Seems kind of silly to build a pipeline for that stuff coming here when we are just burning the stuff.

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Short answer no, it’s natural gas not liquified natural gas.
The reason they flare it is because there are no pipelines to ship the gas to market. In fact there are few oil pipelines, hence trucking and rail transport.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Obama and his minions are doing their very best to screw up our economy.

GarandFan on June 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

As a former British Columbian and now an American, a few thoughts:

1) Natural Gas / LNG pipelines are an easier sell with the enviro types, since when they go wrong they blow up and/or burn, but don’t spill lots of goopey oil.

2) The project described here is a great one, but isn’t really linked to the USA except as a reminder that the US should get its own LNG game on. With natural gas prices in Europe and Asia being so much higher than in North America, there’s room for the US and Canada to sell a lot of gas.

3) I am a big proponent of Keystone XL – it will moved “trapped” Alberta oil to the refineries best designed to handle it, while providing a lot of jobs for American workers, It also runs through areas with lots of pipelines, and it’s accessible so spills can be easily cleaned up.

4) I am at least provisionally opposed to a crude oil pipeline across the Rockies. Not unalterably opposed, but it seems like a poor choice given the geography and remoteness. Better to build Keystone XL and/or the proposed pipleline to the Atlantic (where at least some of the oil could be refined at a retro-fitted Irving refinery, keeping jobs in Canada). Canada is already too dependent on selling stuff to China. Better to diversify and provde a new source of energy to Europe (thereby weakening Russia’s position).

holdfast on June 15, 2015 at 4:24 PM

SteveJ on June 15, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Read somewhere that Canada has experienced a 139% (yes, 139%) rate of increase in the last ten years in its Muslim population, largely through immigration. Any truth to that rumor?

Cleombrotus on June 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Read somewhere that Canada has experienced a 139% (yes, 139%) rate of increase in the last ten years in its Muslim population, largely through immigration. Any truth to that rumor?

Cleombrotus on June 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

From what I understand of the Canadian immigration system it’s probably true.

DFCtomm on June 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM

On the West Coast there are a lot of Iranians. Most are hard-working small business folks who left Iran for the right reasons – they’ve had the chance to sample the wonders of Sharia law first hand. Of course, the Iranian government probably slipped a few sleepers into the mix, just like the Soviets back in the day.

holdfast on June 15, 2015 at 5:45 PM

jrsrigmvr on June 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Thanks, folks.

Athanasius on June 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

This is all up to the Canadians. It is their decision what to do with their excess energy production. The current United States federal government doesn’t seem to want to help them.

SC.Charlie on June 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

We don’t really need the pipeline anyway. Plenty of oil being sent to the refineries already. No point in spoiling more virgin land.

cimbri on June 15, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Read somewhere that Canada has experienced a 139% (yes, 139%) rate of increase in the last ten years in its Muslim population, largely through immigration. Any truth to that rumor?

Cleombrotus on June 15, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Muslims are emigrating everywhere. I’m sure it’s true without having to look it up.

cimbri on June 15, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Muslims are emigrating everywhere. I’m sure it’s true without having to look it up.

cimbri on June 15, 2015 at 6:08 PM

The Muslim population of Canada has been more or less doubling every decade since 1980. In the 2000s, their population grew from about 600,000 to 1.1 million. Not 129%, but not missing it by far.

LukeinNE on June 15, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Don’t worry, they will apologize by COB.

Christien on June 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Isn’t LNG the stuff they are burning off the top of the oil wells in North Dakota? Seems kind of silly to build a pipeline for that stuff coming here when we are just burning the stuff.

Buddahpundit on June 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

I hear Smuckers is researching ways to use the stuff to make petroleum jelly.

Christien on June 15, 2015 at 7:32 PM

So, good for you, Canada. I can’t really blame you. It’s a big world and a big energy market and there’s no reason you should have to sit on the sidelines waiting for a bunch of bureaucrats to stop sitting on their hands.
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canopfor on June 15, 2015 at 8:02 PM

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canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 7:38 PM

canopfor on June 15, 2015 at 8:17 PM

We have plenty of oil here.

We are the top oil + nat. gas producer.

Redstone on June 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

So screw those damn Canadians?

misterpeasea on June 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

This is why it should be open season on democrats, and NO bag limits. Democrats are the absolute enemies of the United States and the absolute enemies of the human race.

They are a cancer on all of humanity. A cancer that must be eradicated.

TopFuel425 on June 16, 2015 at 1:44 AM

They are. Just visit Montreal.

Deadeye on June 15, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Every country has at least one national insane asylum. We have several.

BillH on June 16, 2015 at 3:59 AM

We have plenty of oil here.

We are the top oil + nat. gas producer.

Redstone on June 15, 2015 at 2:06 PM

So screw those damn Canadians?

misterpeasea on June 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM

Yah, he missed the point. It’s not just having plenty of petroleum. It’s having plenty of petroleum available should we finally get to that point from a known, trusted source well into next century. It’s securing a bright future for the Canadian economy which can do nothing except bolster ours. It’s about securing jobs and careers thanks to Canadian largess. It’s about cementing that top spot in world petroleum production and refinement. It’s about finally being able to tell OPEC to kiss off.

BillH on June 16, 2015 at 4:07 AM

Obama will claim this is just more proof of his hard work to get a successful Pacific Rim trade agreement and help the American middle class.

lostsoulsbeach on June 16, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Well Jazz, I know HA has really, really, really low standards, but you might want to know that oil is not energy. It is a fuel and a feedstock. I’ll leave it to you to figure out what those two words mean, because words are supposed to be your business, right? Thinking, well maybe not so much. Perhaps its the company you keep there at HA rubbing off on you.

earlgrey on June 18, 2015 at 1:34 PM