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    Claudius Bombarnac

    Harper Government is in the pocket of the pipeline owners / operators (e..g, Koch Brother types) and therefore make such statements.

    IOW, the statements reflect political posturing, not "on the ground" reality.

    And yes, there are three huge factories right now pumping out rail cars for moving crude, which is good insofar as it might allow some of the older, flawed design cars to be retired - but that doesn't seem to be happening, they're all being used for NEW capacity.

    •  It is not only the pipeline operators. (0+ / 0-)

      All the huge multinational oil companies have stakes in both the upstream and downstream production processes and they have invested 100's of billions of dollars in the last decade. They are determined to get a payoff by bringing their product to their refineries.

      Entities such as the Koch Brothers and Warren Buffet have stakes in all three - upstream, midstream and downstream.

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