As Saskatchewan's premier and 10 U.S. governors urge Pres. Obama to approve the Keystone (TRP)...

As Saskatchewan's premier and 10 U.S. governors urge Pres. Obama to approve the Keystone (TRP) pipeline, environmental groups release a study that says refining the oil sands would create 5B tons of petcoke, perhaps accelerating global warming. The report says 15%-30% of a barrel of oil sands bitumen can end up as petcoke, whereas a lighter crude would have less than 2%.

From other sites
Comments (7)
  • User 509088
    , contributor
    Comments (1769) | Send Message
    have you been to moose groin sasquatchewan ever in your life?


    it's c-c-c-cold there! they could use a little more global warming.


    who cares about miami beach, let it flood. plenty of room for them in our regina (an old joke, but a good one)
    18 Jan 2013, 10:41 AM Reply Like
  • timestacker
    , contributor
    Comments (89) | Send Message
    Go TransCanada; we need to be oil independent. The pipeline will cross our fields on our farm in eastern Kansas. I can smell it now. Love the USA. We are back!!! We have moved the Hubert Oil Curve.
    18 Jan 2013, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
    , contributor
    Comments (2661) | Send Message
    Have they done any studies to find out how much Al Gore and the Hollywood crowd "accelerate global warming" by zipping to and fro all over the world in their own private jets? No, I didn't think so.
    18 Jan 2013, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • marpy
    , contributor
    Comments (1789) | Send Message
    All that sour gas they are constantly expelling from all the gibberish that comes out of them has to be a major contributor!!!! People should note that a lot of these Greenies are backed by Arab oil interests as well.
    18 Jan 2013, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
    , contributor
    Comments (6356) | Send Message
    I'm with User 509088 on this one. A little global warming would look mighty good right now.


    The global-warming scam has been played out like an Oklahoma oil field. It's time for "environmental groups" (those greedy and self-interested fat-cat political pressure gangs) to come up with a new angle.


    I suggest another attempt at the "China Syndrome" gag (I know Matt Damon has screwed up the first attempt, but when did anyone call him a great film-maker?): Cast Jane Fonda as an aging "Andrea Mitchell-type" crusading reporter with Michael Douglas as a down-and-out aging videographer. Have the two unearth the "reality" that fracking can cause the planet to bust in two. Rush Yoko Ono to North Dakota to lay in bed for a week surrounded by children chanting "We Are the World."


    Call the project "The Big Fracking Deal," throw in a few greedy fatcat millionaires and billionaires and you've got the perfect vehicle for the Age of Obama.


    (Yeah, I know, you'll have to work in a few youngsters--how about Lady Gaga "in her first major role"?)


    18 Jan 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
    , contributor
    Comments (505) | Send Message
    What the frack? Your script is better than most Hollywood fare right now.
    Know what coke is? It is the ultimate carbon capture. The oil is 'boiled' to remove elemental carbon in a drum. This coke is then removed from the drum as a solid. The heat comes from process gas and is hydrogen based. There is some stack pollution after scrubbing, that is why the report says "perhaps".


    These folks have solid publicists, a smooth message, and weak facts. The thing they do best is name calling.


    Now that I know what the frack is going on - I can handle it!
    18 Jan 2013, 11:07 AM Reply Like
  • marpy
    , contributor
    Comments (1789) | Send Message
    The greens will say anything to further their cause - credibility = zero
    18 Jan 2013, 11:40 AM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs