Later, 7:53 pm est: a reader pointed out that trains coming from Canada do not produce any CO2.
Southern Pacific Resources Corp. said rail shipments have begun of diluted bitumen (dilbit) produced at its STP-McKay thermal oil sands project in Alberta to a terminal in Mississippi as production at the project ramps up.
The first shipment of dilbit left the Lynton terminal south of Fort McMurray on Dec. 22, 2012, and arrived in Mississippi on Jan. 6 for offloading at the Genesis Natchez terminal, where Southern Terminal has exclusive capacity. With steady shipments under way, the company plans to build storage before starting sales to Gulf Coast refiners at the end of January.
While developing the rail transport program last year, Southern Pacific said the system would provide pricing advantages and lower diluent requirements.The faux environmentalists can probably watch the 100-unit oil trains as they pass through North Platte, Nebraska, over the aquifer, on their way to Mississippi.