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Jim Prentice advocates for oil pipeline infrastructure across Canada

The Globe and Mail -- Market access for Alberta’s oil is the “most important economic issue” facing Canada, according to former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice, who called for more pipelines to move energy to new markets.

“We need pipeline infrastructure in every possible direction,” he told business, academic and political leaders from across Alberta.

The Alberta government – and the energy industry – has been advocating for pipelines that would move West (Northern Gateway), East (a proposal to convert a natural gas line through to New Brunswick) and South (Keystone XL), but none of them have been given the green light.
But it has been mired on controversy with objections filed by environmentalists and first nations. The B.C. government has yet to get on board with the project, which the Alberta govern


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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:18:59 PM

Jim Prentice advocates for oil pipeline infrastructure across Canada. Gotta' get the oil and fuel to market or its not worth anything. Building a pipeline is the most efficient way to transport the oil to the refinery for processing into fuel.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:02:04 PM

all those supposed jobs? they're job-year figures. Means, for a few years, there MAY be some jobs, but the Gulf Coast deals w/ the extra carbon products (up to 1/3 more in tar sand than regular crude oil) for much longer.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 6:33:51 PM

Agree, keep it in Canada. The common folks in the US will get nothing from this. Look what all the new energy finds in the US have done to keep down gas prices.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 3:58:13 AM

no problem here. Keep the dirty tar sands in Canada.
JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:48:53 PM

Greenlight it aiready!
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:13:07 PM

The issue of bitumen transport by pipeline is so polarizing.
camaro_man
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:55:47 PM

Build it......
treeguy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:53:58 PM

Just say no to Keystone XL.
neofinoy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:51:11 PM

ok
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:49:49 PM

Ok
mrreferee
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:45:14 PM

a pipeline is a good idea if it is properly constructed and maintained
jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:42:03 PM

This sounds like a plan but will it be implemented?
Rooster922
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:41:06 PM

Those Shale oil (heavy) from Canada is pollute the air even then they are transported 2000 miles to Delaware refineries pollute the air while in transit.
bridgerunner
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:37:48 PM

Good for him.
amgine27
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:37:26 PM

ok
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:35:16 PM

Go east or west. It's not going to happen to the south.
10k
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:33:50 PM

canada needs to start taking care of their business-forget this "third world country in the making"..

they may also need to build fences along the U.S. border to keep illegal americans from flooding their country, when sharia law replaces the constitution here..
amgine27
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:32:27 PM

ok
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:30:55 PM

It will happen
Cheney
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:29:46 PM

yeah, go east and/or west
suicyco16
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:27:41 PM

Not gonna happen anytime soon
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:26:23 PM

Wonder if this will ever happen.
mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:25:37 PM

Build one to the east and a new refinery - would help reduce prices and increase supply to the northeast US
pa79th
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:25:17 PM

Makes sense. If only the ninny in the White House would do the same.
badharley
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:25:07 PM

Start that pipeline.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:25:01 PM

old news
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:23:42 PM

Mr. Prentice is right on. Don't wait for obama while he drags hie feet.
Take care of Canada with exports East and West.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:22:04 PM

The Canadians have a heads up government, compared to the U.S.
WVUtailgater
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:20:56 PM

get er done
crmedic
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:19:31 PM

It's time to build the pipelines!
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:18:24 PM

Build the pipelines.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:18:14 PM

Advocate the same for US oil being pumped and produced in the West?!?!
PissedATthePump
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:16:16 PM

Okay
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:15:55 PM

Can't blame Canada for wanting to make something with their oil.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:15:29 PM

Build the pipe line.
ssect8
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:14:19 PM

Good for Canada.
VetteFan
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:13:51 PM

Go Canada.
VikingWoman
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:10:59 PM

I hope they choose wisely for the Canadian environment and economy. Spill preparedness is an important component of their plan. As to economic considerations, Canada would find it to their advantage if they did not export any raw materials.

Exporting raw logs, iron ore and other raw materials has accounted for job losses for many Americans and reduced our GDP.
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:10:55 PM

get in in Canada
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:08:05 PM

Politicians are the same in Canada as the US.
UpSol7
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:07:09 PM

" every possible direction,” he told business, academic and political leaders from across Alberta."

East and West are your every possible direction. Leak oil on your own property.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:06:25 PM

let the marketplace work.
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:05:34 PM

Okay
suzmar
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:04:52 PM

Good luck, advocating is a start, but how about some real action.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:04:45 PM

That's his pipe dream.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:03:51 PM

Same old story.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:02:51 PM

Wait and see.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:58:28 PM

Advocating is one thing. Getting it done is another.

Has to start somewhere.

Greens will fight it all the way. Good luck on building the pipelines.
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:57:03 PM

Lets construct a pipeline in Canada to the east coast.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:54:31 PM

U.S. weaker now, @mabrams184? Care to explain?

And try not to use Fox News as a source.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:53:03 PM

good for them
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