26 Oct '11, 1pm

Without #KeystoneXL pipeline, that oil is being shipped via trains, which is dirtier. So goal should be reduced demand.

Without #KeystoneXL pipeline, that oil is being shipped via trains, which is dirtier. So goal should be reduced demand.

Like any good TreeHugger I am against the Keystone XL pipeline, really I am; but as I wrote in Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest About Tar Sands or Politics? , the problem isn't on the supply side, it is the demand. As Mat noted in Limited Export Capacity Behind Big Push For Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline , without the pipe there are not a lot of places for the oil to go, so there is a glut of the stuff in the upper midwest where the pipe now ends, and the price is about $30 dollars a barrel less than the going international price. So what are the oil companies doing? They are moving it by rail. This costs three times as much as the $3 to $6 per barrel that it costs to move it in a pipe, but when there is such a big spread the economics work. According to Nathan Vanderclippe in the Globe and Mail: Pipelines have long been favoured by energy companies because they are gen...

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