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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:31:56 AM

Canada’s oil is the environmentally responsible choice for the U.S., Canada’s natural resources minister said in Chicago Tuesday. Canada is and wants to remain the U.S.’s most important energy partner, building on a long multi-layered partnership between the two countries. Our countries both committed to environmental protection and to continually improving technology.

Mr. Oliver made it clear that Canada’s future is not tied to any one pipeline and efforts to develop the oil sands and seek out new customers will continue.

There are currently two proposals for pipelines to move crude from the oil sands to British Columbia. This would open the door for Canadian crude to growing markets in Asia. There are also proposals to move oil east to refineries in Québec and Atlantic Canada. These a
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:29:59 PM

Ok.
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Trudat316
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:42:34 AM

Then refine it yourself, Canada.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:13:31 PM

Pipeline or not, crude will be delivered somewhere
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listerone
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:45:26 PM

I'm sure it would be best for both countries if the pipeline is built.But Osama Obama couldn't care less about what's best for *either* country.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 9:00:47 PM


How much has Minister Oliver's nose grown after this fib?

So glad he is now considering doling out some of Canada's domestic natural resources to the eastern Provinces.
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:45:41 PM

I hope not, because they will be very disappointed when Obama someday (holding out as long as he can) nixes the pipeline.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:03:57 PM

That's correct.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:45:59 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:36:41 PM

Ok
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 4:57:43 PM

We sure could use some of 'our' oil on the East side of Canada. If the US & British Columbia 'greens' don't care for the oil, I'd wager few Easterners would object to lower oil/gas prices.

Why is it you can almost hear violins playing in the background when politicians deliver an "Oliver Twist" story.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:15:40 PM

It's good that they're not depending on the US.
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Coco0828
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:33:27 PM

I'm not sure what to think here.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:24:41 PM

Tell the Canadian's we'll start using thier crap oil
when all the good stuff is gone.
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TxMtb
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:19:57 PM

They will find a way to sell it, might as well be to us and create some economical growth here.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:14:04 PM

Translation: Please Won, don't spit on us no more. We don't really want to sell to the Chinese, but...
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MustangRacing
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:11:36 PM

Its a good thing that Canada isn't relying on US to move their oil because Obama will surely screw them in the end.
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mfgendron
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:02:29 PM

Then why are them canucks here pushing it so much! Liar.
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joekool1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:53:32 PM

think they had better look east and west right now
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:53:11 PM

If the US won't buy it, they will sell it elsewhere. And rail is not a better choice than a pipeline. Besides the higher pollution caused by a train s a pipeline, rail accidents are just as bad as a pipeline leak and far more common.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:32:13 PM

Sounds like they are finally coming to the realization that the proposed pipelines may never happen. Rail is a better option for moving the crude oil to customers anyway.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:29:10 PM

While it may presumably solve some of the problems
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:14:34 PM

Canada needs options as does the US.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:13:03 PM

We could use Canadian oil, not to mention maple syrup and fruitcake, eh? (many of my family live in BC)

As a cancer survivor, I am very sad to hear about actress Valerie Harper's incurable brain cancer, and I am praying for her.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:10:29 PM

Well, it looks like President Obama messed up our relationship with Canada. How's that smart diplomacy working? Forward!!
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Can't keep all your eggs in one basket.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:05:09 PM

He's just stating the obvious, ie. whole eastern Canada needs some domestic supply to help with prices & then there's the BC coast & exporting to China et al - likely a higher price overall anyway as Canada gives deep discounts on oil to US & that likely will end either way ie. even with XL pipeline, the US is shipping to Texas to export. WTI index will climb & Canada's oil will be more expensive.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:49:15 AM

While Keystone XL is but one piece of the puzzle, Canada should not be tied to it's success or failure. Nor should the US's future. While it may presumably solve some of the problems of supply and demand, it is not the end solution.
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Tucker16
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:43:08 AM

It suuuuuuuuuuure isn't.
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thebigv
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:35:01 AM

we should be keeping our oil in our country or selling it to the highest bidder.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 11:32:41 AM

The last scenario is the one that is most likely going to happen
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