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yes, hussein is for cheap oil for consumers....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    TORONTO — Canada has stepped up its lobbying after the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline critical to the country's economic future.

    Canada's prime minister said he made it clear in a weekend meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will step up its efforts to sell oil to Asia since the Obama administration delayed a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

    Meanwhile, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, the leader of the Canadian province that has the world's third-largest reserves of oil, visited Washington on Monday and said she'll meet with U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner and other officials to discuss the pipeline's future.

    Last week, the U.S. State Department ordered that the pipeline be rerouted and subject to further environmental review, delaying a decision until 2013.

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who met Obama on the sidelines of the APEC summit, said Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve TransCanada's $7 billion Keystone XL project to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    The pipeline is critical to Canada which must have pipelines in place to export its growing oil sands production from northern Alberta, which has more than 170 billion barrels of proven reserves. Daily production of 1.5 million barrels from the oil sands is expected to increase to 3.7 million in 2025. Only Saudi Arabia and Venezuela have more reserves.

    The Obama administration's announcement to put off a decision went over badly in Canada where it is being viewed as a signal that the country must diversify its oil exports away from the United States and toward Asia.

    Canada relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of Canada's energy exports and the Harper government has said it is a strategic objective of the country to diversify its customer base. Canada, however, is expected to remain the biggest foreign supplier of oil to the U.S. even if the pipeline is not approved.

    Harper said Obama told him the U.S. is continuing to examine the Keystone XL decision and that his government has not taken a final decision. The State Department wants the pipeline to avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska.

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve the $7-billion Keystone XL project.

    FILE - This Sept. 19, 2011, aerial photo shows a tar sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. The White House plan to seek alternate routes for a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline presents a tangle of new problems for the project's backers, and any of those obstacles could still sink the proposal before the first spade of dirt is turned. Shifting the path to avoid a major aquifer could increase the number of perilous stream crossings and put the line closer to populated areas.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File) "This highlights why Canada must increase its efforts to ensure it can supply its energy outside the U.S. and into Asia in particular," Harper said. "Canada will step up its efforts in that regard and I communicated that clearly to the president."

    Harper said he emphasized the pipeline would mean economic growth on both sides of the border. The prime minister previously characterized Obama's approval of the project as a "no-brainer" but at least one oil analyst said the project now only has a 50 percent chance of being approved.

    TransCanada wants to build the pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from the oil sands in Alberta to the refinery hubs in Texas. The pipeline would carry an estimated 700,000 barrels of oil a day, doubling the capacity of an existing pipeline from Canada.

    TransCanada and its supporters have said the project would create U.S. construction jobs, help lower gas prices and reduce dependence on Middle East oil. Opponents say it would bring "dirty oil" that requires huge amounts of energy to extract and could cause an ecological disaster in case of a spill.

    The heavily contested project became a political trap for Obama, who risked angering environmental supporters — and losing re-election contributions from some liberal donors — if he approved it. The State Department had previously said it would have a decision by the end of the year.

    Redford said she is still confident the pipeline will be approved.

    "We believe it would bring tremendous economic benefit to our province and to the United States," she said.

    Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver spent last week in Asia touting Canada's oil industry and said China is "very eager" to get oil from Canada.

    TransCanada rival Enbridge has proposed the Northern Gateway pipeline to the Pacific coast that would allow Canada to diversify its energy exports to China.

    Harper has voiced support for the Gateway project but it is undergoing a regulatory review in Canada and it also faces fierce environmental and aboriginal opposition.
  2. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Banned User Banned

    Apr 6, 2010
    Maybe they should run it past the new oil fields in N. Dakota so they can just connect into the pipeline, and have Canada pay for the whole Sh#$. They are the same oil fields. Now it is just a race to see who can pull it out faster to get it to drain to there side of the border.
  3. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Have you suggested that to your darling in the White House?
  4. white rattler

    white rattler Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Stl Flyn, It is not even close to the same oil. Trevor Dawe.
  5. slic lee

    slic lee Active Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Miami Beach florida
    What will the subjects of the US do now? I was under the impression states rights trump Federal and if they dont change it now. Its for the good and benefits the people of the US. The pres and the congress are continuously breaking the law and people do nothing. Elect new congressmen and after 3 days they are like the old ones, huge salary,huge pension big perks no work.
    Your going to be hit with the largest new tax increase in history. Go to jail,go to court,dont pay it all of us must refuse. The 3 parts of our govt are in cahoots together against us. We must get rid of them somehow all together ALL.They will not change, they were supposed to reduce spending but have increased it 3.8 billion a day each day. Do something instead of talk. Lee
  6. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe

    Jan 29, 1998
    In the Cabana
    Lee I think we're hosed they are running full speed amok, and the lying SOB's make the laws

    Stock pile the essentials
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