Pipelines and Power Lines

This Sherwood Park News column hits the nail on the head in looking at the Heartland power line in relation to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The editor writes, “…yet here we are with a 500kV power line to the Heartland waiting to start and we’re wanting to export unrefined oil” to the U.S. The Heartland power line might make sense if there was going to be substantive refining of bitumen in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, but makes little sense when our raw bitumen is being exported to the U.S. for upgrading.

~ by RETA on January 20, 2012.

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