Kitimat votes no to Northern Gateway pipeline


Enbridge (ENB) fails to win support from the residents of Kitimat, in British Columbia, for the Northern Gateway pipeline, a blow to the company's efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada's landlocked oil sands to Asian markets.

Residents in the Pacific port town, the planned western terminus of Northern Gateway, voted 58% against the proposed pipeline in a non-binding plebiscite during the weekend.

Canadian regulators in December approved the project, subject to 209 conditions, and the government is expected to decide in mid-June on the C$7.9B project.

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  • PeakOiler
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    Smart folks up there in Kitimat, Enbridge has a long history of pipeline leaks. Only problem is, the vote was non-binding.
    14 Apr 2014, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • thefuture007
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    Heres the sad part on any OIL/Nat Gas Exports,WHY.? It's in Limited Supply,by shipping it overseas to grow Asian economies,your then reinforcing the need for more of a Limited supply,as you help them grow.China can certainly afford to,drill for their own.They already are buying Iron Ore companies/Materials,they bought out a Canadian Nat Gas producer.Just like the TRP pipeline through USA makes abslolutely NO sense.Shipping a Limited commodity overseas,when your importing oil from Arabs? And trying to keep growing consumption/Inflation in USA at all costs to keep some " Growth" mandate going,by socializing millions on Food Stamps,2 1/2 years of Unemployment benefits and Socialistically Raising the minimum wage,and AFC act crap., you then want to EXPORT OIL/Nat Gas.? You people in Government are Clueless,your socialism agenda is Failing and going to Cause alot more people to suffer than if you'd allowed Capitalism to Determine wages,Costs/Healthcare and Home Loan prices ala Buying FNM, which has yet to be Sold = more Socialising of the housing market.Or Bailing out GM/AIG etc etc...crap.And allowed Prices to come down.Sorry but until you get the government/Democrats out of the buisness of Socialising everything,America/Canada need all the OIL/Nat Gas they have,and will have for many years to come.FACT !!!!Oh and All the "Pollution" created since your helping them grow/Pollute more,does that matter at all to you people?@ Democrats @ Hypocrites,supposedly your for Green things,Flip- Flop.Happy Trails
    14 Apr 2014, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • Dogpound
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    Then stop supporting puppet regimes whose people are trying to undermine your very way of life and help support the national interests of your closest neighbor and ally.

     

    Stop the grandstanding and political pandering to special interest groups who think the world is going 100% renewables.

     

    We in Canada do not wish to do business with the Chinese we are being forced to, in another 10 years perhaps our interests are more aligned with them - wouldn't be the first US mistake in foreign relations would it.

     

    Pipelines are safe. You have millions of mile of them.
    15 Apr 2014, 01:43 PM Reply Like
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