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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:15:06 PM

Quebec could save up to $3-billion a year buying Alberta’s oil instead of importing all the fuel from Europe or North Africa.

The savings estimate assumes Alberta’s oil could physically get to Quebec. With two projects under consideration, buying Albertan oil is no longer a far-fetched scenario for Quebeckers.

Enbridge wants to reverse the flow of the pipeline it operates between Sarnia, Ont., and Montreal to send oil eastward.

TransCanada is looking into refitting and extending an existing natural gas pipeline through Quebec and all the way to New Brunswick. The pipeline could start moving oil in 2017.

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, who hopes to decrease the province’s reliance on costly imports, is cautiously examining both projects.

Quebeckers are divided over Alberta’s oil sands:
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:54:56 AM

The East and the West of Canada are quite poorly connected to each other both economically and geographicaly - with a lone 2-lane undivided Transcanadian way and a single pipe built recently
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:47:24 AM

I doubt that the customers are gonna benefit from that...It will probably benefit refiner, retailer and/or goverment's taxes....
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SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:56:30 AM

the speed of decisions.... Marois is a political puppet... and will give this decision backseat to her most predominent political agenda... separation... you have to live here to understand this insane plot!!!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 4:34:08 AM

thats alot of loonies
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MN1
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 3:33:54 AM

Good for Canada, then we won't need the XL pipeline.
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Billrusty
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 3:10:36 AM

some one wake up in Quebec are they serious.
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Fox4834
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:28:04 AM

heh...
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:27:41 AM

what ever
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:17:50 AM

Seems logical.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:12:25 AM

I have been saying they should build a pipe to eastern Canada for over a year.

Forget Keystone - take care of your own first,
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:43:47 PM


What is all that moaning and whining from the oilies? Oh never mind, just ignore it. Clean air and water are so much healthier for all.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:41:21 PM


What took them so long to use Canadian resources in Canada first???

Of course now Alberta Big Oil mixes apples and oranges with this headline on Alberta crude, but the real big news is the new proposal to finally send Alberta natural gas to Qubec and on to New Brunswick as well. This incentive was a long time coming for the eastern provinces. The natural gas should have been sent east long ago! That is much better than burning all this NG to melt Alberta's caustic tar sands bitumen so it can be turned into crude oil.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:36:51 PM

From the article: "Quebeckers are divided over Alberta’s oil sands: Many are concerned about the environmental impact, while the business community sees an opportunity to ensure the long-term survival of Quebec’s petrochemical industry."

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It appears as though Quebec is having the same problem that we are having here in the U.S. ("greenies") and that the solution, too, is identical (Ignore them).
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:15:50 PM

May be, one day we will see Quebec gas prices below Ontario's
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