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  •  Here's a simple question (2+ / 0-)
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    eeff, Roger Fox

    Why does the pipeline have to go all the away to Texas IF the oil will be used in the USA?  Wouldn't it make much more sense and be cheaper to build a pipeline to Whiting Indiana?  It's hundreds of miles closer to the tar sands and BP is building the largest private refinery in the US right now in Whiting.  It seems like a good match.  In addition Whiting is already processing tar sands, so they could just continue the process and there are already pipelines going to Whiting so the new pipelines could piggy back on their right of way.

    The simple answer is that oil is going on the world market as fast as possible.  We are being raped of our resources for pennies on the dollar and smiling while it happens

    •  Proposed super tanker port in Houston (0+ / 0-)

      Houston/Port Arthur has a little over 1 million b/day cat cracker capacity, KXL would deliver about .9 million b/day. From Houston to the Western EU is a little shorter for a tanker than from the ME to Western EU.

      Since syncrude is the number one product coming from the tar sands today, my guess is they will continue to process bitumen locally and sell light crude syncrude on the world market. This may or may not mean the KXL will carry bitumen.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:39:57 AM PST

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