Monday, November 16, 2015

Barack Trudeau Appears Ready To Ban Crude Oil Tankers Off British Columbia -- November 16, 2016


September 2, 2016: from The Vancouver Sun -- November 14, 2015 -- not sure why this article came out this date, and the OGJ story below came out so much later.
Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway plan is, at least for now, dead in the water after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a letter of instruction Friday telling his transport minister to ban oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s north coast.
A ban would prevent hundreds of tankers each year from carrying diluted bitumen extracted from Alberta’s oilsands and piped to northern B.C. from being shipped for export overseas.
“It will mean that Northern Gateway will never happen,” said Gerald Graham, a Victoria consultant specializing in oil spills for more than 40 years.
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Oil & Gas Journal is reporting:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears ready to fulfill a campaign promise to ban crude oil tankers off northern British Columbia in a move that would throw the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline into question.

The $6.5 billion, 1,177-km twin pipeline proposed by Enbridge Corp. would carry blended bitumen from Alberta to a terminal at Kitimat, BC, and return diluent to Alberta.

TransCanada also has proposed a project called Energy East, which would link the oil sands with eastern Canadian provinces and the Atlantic.
This pretty much indicates the direction Barack Trudeau will take with regard to Canada's oil and gas industry.


I can't recall if I've blogged about McDonald's -- whether I have or not, I'm not going to cover that ground again. Suffice it to say, their coffee is good and at 50 cents for a senior cup, the price is perfect.

What's important are the comments at the linked site. A common theme is the poor service, the condition of their restaurants, and the fact that most employees speak two languages, neither of which is English. There are some exceptions in the local area, but overall as I travel across the US, I am very unimpressed with their employees. And that's their problem. People go there as a last resort. I go there because I'm guaranteed 50-cent coffee and wi-fi.

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