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  •  Good work on the tarsands, Roger. (4+ / 0-)
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    Roger Fox, 714day, RunawayRose, semiot

    But the  block quote from nwcoastenergynews.com claims that Transmountain would have a capacity of 450 million bpd and Gateway Northern 550 million bpd.

    Total world daily consumption is about 87 million bpd.

    Keystone XL would max out at 1 million bpd for a 36 inch diameter line at 1400 psi. Those would have to be some monstrous diameter lines.

    Probably a typo and they mean 450 and 550 thousand bpd.

    The whole concept, digging up Alberta and shipping it to Houston, China, Europe, etc., is insane.

    Thanks for all your work on this.

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