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  •  Canadian conventional nat gas reserves (12+ / 0-)

    isnt enough to power the tar sands to the end of the project. They would also need the nat gas reserves of Alaska.

    Muskeg is formed over thousands of years. Destroying the Muskeg releases tons of Methane and would take thousands of years to restore.

    The Good news is the Yinka Dene and First Nations wont let the Northern Gateway pipeline be built to the Pacific ocean, its DOA. For all intensive purposes the KXL is delayed, not being built. Coupled with a super tanker port in Kittimat, this oil would be headed for Asia.

    The tar sands partners need more pipelines, the Clipper to the Great Lakes, Trailbreaker to Portland Maine, and Energy East (KXL East) to the Canadian Atlantic coast.

    What interesting is that the Trailbreaker was shelved in 2010 because of the poor economy, now its been dusted off, but the economy is worse now than in 2010, so Trailbreaker is being brought back not for economic reasons, I think its because of the impact of not seeing the KXL going forward.

    The tar sands are land locked and without an ultimate 6-8 million bpd of pipeline capacity the tar sands cant go forward as planned.

    .................expect us......................... 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 Mon May 20, 2013 at 02:27:28 PM PDT

    •  Thanks Roger resident pipeline expert (12+ / 0-)

      According to Greenpeace the 3 fuses for the carbon bomb are the three pipelines. Keystone XL, Endbridge Northern Gateway, and Kinder Morgan.

      Kinder Morgan is already built but they are building one parallel or something? They want Vancouver to dredge its harbour to accommodate super tankers to pick up the bitumen. KM turned Vancouver into a bitumen terminal without permission from the people of Vancouver, now they want to endanger the Burrard Inlet and BC coastal waters with super tankers. I've read reports that the KM's tanks in their Burnaby tank farm leak on a regular basis.

      This is an American company, Kinder and Morgan are ex-execs of Enron who invested their severance pay into pipelines. They are now billionaires.

      I hope the people of BC and Vancouver can block the dredging of the harbour. The Feds no longer control our harbours, they are under the control of local authorities and private/public companies.

      Burnaby Terminal
      The Burnaby terminal is the terminus of the TMPL mainline. It receives both crude oil and refined products for temporary storage and distribution through separate pipelines to local terminals, a refinery and the Westridge marine terminal. The Burnaby terminal has 13 storage tanks with an overall volume of 250 000 m3 (1.6 million bbl).

      To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Mon May 20, 2013 at 02:46:42 PM PDT

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