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Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by El Gordo, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. El Gordo

    El Gordo Well-Known Member

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    Oil sands are still in the News now and again...Alberta wants to build another pipeline from Ft MacMurray to Vancouver so that has been in the news a lot....
     
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    Oilsands are going but at lower capacity. The oil industry in Alberta overall is really hurting. BC gov't. and some other groups are fighting the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to get triple the Alberta oil to port. Quebec has basically blocked a pipeline going through their province and somehow figures it's better to buy Saudi oil. I get some people are opposed to pipelines but like it or not the world runs on oil. There are thousands and thousands of pipelines carrying natural gas to heat homes but nobody complains about those. Hmmm
     
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    I will have to check for other information sources to support this article. Quebec refineries appear to be (in 2017) using mainly US and Canadian crude, with lesser quantities of Algerian crude (and other sources)

    https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/11/13/news/guess-where-quebec-gets-its-oil

    Gas pipelines if they rupture can cause problems but oil pipelines can cause larger problems if they fail.
    Pipelines etc
    https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/0...ive-options-for-oil-transport-transformation/

    Be interesting to see how far the Canadians get with their thorium project
    http://www.thoriumpowercanada.com/
     
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    Even if that is correct Quebec is getting over 1/2 it's oil from foreign countries when we have more than enough in Canada to supply them. With the millions of miles of pipelines currently in use the percentage of failures is extremely low. Much safer than transporting by rail.
     
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    The life span of the Alberta oil sands appears to be a function of the rate of extraction. 180 years or so. If you don't build export oil pipelines, the oil sands should last longer for local use.

    Use foreign crude oil when it is less cost than local supply. The foreign oil might not be available at times due to war, trade restrictions etc. Oil refineries must be tweaked to the type of crude oil they are supplied with.

    https://sustainablesociety.com/environment/oil-sands
     
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    More is available with new processes and apparently Saskatchewan has even larger oil sands deposits than Alberta but they have not done anything with it. Alberta has been forced to sell its oil at a discount.
     
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    We're still flyin' at it in the sands.

    Love the cartoons BTW!
     
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