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Two Giant Oil Pipelines Would Double Tar Sands Production

Posted on Mar 9, 2014

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Two new tar sands pipeline projects announced earlier this month would bring to market a “neck-breaking 1.1 million barrels of oil per day” and almost double the region’s daily petroleum output to 760,000 barrels without requiring President Obama’s approval.

Vancouver Observer:

The first project – TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline – would be the largest oil sands pipeline in North America – a continent-wrapping 4,500-km line to carry Alberta’s oil to Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John.

… “Massive climate change impacts…[the] equivalent to adding the emissions of 7 million cars on the road,” said Adam Scott, Climate and Energy Program Manager, with Environmental Defence in Toronto.

… Likewise – Enbridge also announced plans for another massive pipeline - the Line 3 Replacement.  The company said Monday it now has the financial backing for the $7 billion project.

Read more here.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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