Pipeline Approved – More Tankers Soon

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has approved the Kinder-Morgan trans-mountain pipeline. The only remaining obstacle is the resistance of the 1st Nations, a question that will be decided in Canadian courts. There is, however, a solution that will make a substantial reduction in tanker traffic, or even eliminate it while, at the same time, solving the problem for the Canadian oil producers. The plan to enlarge the trans-mountain was the result of Obama’s catering to environmentalists by refusing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The environmentalists claimed the XL might endanger their water. The Canadians had, until then, sold ninety five Read More …

Oil Tankers in Haro Strait

Good decisions  and  effective action depend on good information. Since there is little we can do directly about  Canadian tankers transiting Boundary Pass and Haro  Strait good background information might  be very helpful. The increase  in the amount of oil being shipped through Boundary Pass and  Haro  Strait is due in very substantial part  to the decision  of President Obama to disapprove the Keystone XL pipeline. The Canadians were quite irked  that the U.S. was not going  to buy their  tar sands oil. They decided to increase the size of the Kinder-Morgan trans-mountain pipeline which runs from Alberta to Vancouver. Read More …