Friday, February 01, 2013

New pipeline option from Canada to the coast

There is a lot of oil being produced in the middle of the continent, but limited capacity to get it to refineries both for domestic and overseas use. We are waiting for Obama to decide … waiting… waiting.. to approve the Keystone XL pipeline through the central US to the Gulf of Mexico. And Canada is trying to find a route for a new pipeline to one of the north British Columbia ports, but they are having trouble with that.

Here is another idea. Make double the exisiting pipe from Alberta to Burnaby BC, which continues to the Washington refineries. For much of its route this can be done within the existing right of way - that's not hard. In some places development has encroached to the point the second pipe will have to take another route.

Crosscut - a Seattle online news source.

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