Tar Sands Oil Will Reach U.S. Sans Pipeline


"Study says Canadian oil will make its way to U.S. refineries by rail, barge or trucks."

Forbes, James MacPherson

Canadian tar sands oil will almost certainly find their way to U.S. refineries even if a $7 billion pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf Coast doesn't gain federal approval, a U.S. State Department consultant has concluded.

Lexington, Mass.-based EnSys Energy & Systems Inc.'s report said if the proposed 1,980-mile-long Keystone XL pipeline or a similar pipeline project is halted, it would be "difficult to visualize a situation" that would prevent the Canadian oil from making its way to U.S. refineries by rail, barge or trucks. . .View full article

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