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  • Obama speech yielded nothing new on Keystone XL [View news story]
    Try thousands of jobs during construction and many hundreds of jobs after construction plus the spin off jobs in services and maintenance plus taxes and rent paid in every state the pipeline runs through.
    Jan 29 07:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama speech yielded nothing new on Keystone XL [View news story]
    " real jobs, higher wages and the ability to pay for health care" - That is exactly what this pipeline and projects like it would bring to America!!!
    Jan 29 02:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama speech yielded nothing new on Keystone XL [View news story]
    More Punting by Obama! Let me put it this way - Talk is cheap and Talk is mostly what America gets from Obama!!
    Jan 29 02:42 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone foes use rail constraints to urge rejection [View news story]
    are they nuts???? It is getting out of the ground now and production is increasing. One way or another it will get to market.
    Jan 28 03:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TransCanada gas pipeline blows up in Canada [View news story]
    Your statement amounts to fear mongering as there are hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines transporting natural gas and oil and many other products in the ground in America with few accidents.
    Jan 27 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Base Metal Miners Analyst Watch: January Edition [View article]
    To add further to this, the current price off TRQ reflects the current situation with the GOM and a positive outcome with the GOM would result in a substantially higher share price. -JMO
    Jan 27 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Global Race To Secure Natural Gas In Emerging Markets [View article]
    With respect to "EnCana acquired a 30% stake in the proposed LNG terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia." Note that ECA sold this stake and now has no stake in any proposed LNG export facility. Having said this, they have huge reserves and land holdings in North America amounting to around 11 million acres and so are positioned to benefit handsomely from natural gas exports and natural gas price gains.
    Jan 27 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Base Metal Miners Analyst Watch: January Edition [View article]
    The way I see it - The big question with TRQ is the government of Mongolia. The GOM has has done an about face and burned investors a number of times since it gained independence from the old soviet system. While the GOM has lately tried to say the right things and pass laws that are designed to lure foriegn investment, most investors are still awaiting positive action that shows they mean what they are saying. TRQ and Rio Tinto are the test case here. TRQ when fully built and operating will be responsible for 30% of Mongolian GDP but so far the GOM has not been able to agree to terms including honoring the Investment Agreement they have with TRQ and Rio Tinto. As such Rio Tinto has put phase 2 development at TRQ on hold. Phase 2 is the underground development which unlocks 80% of the deposits value.
    From a foriegn investors perspective, if a large and well experienced company like Rio Tinto can not make a go in Mongolia, then others really do not stand much of a chance. Also with such a large percentage of GDP dependent on TRQ, as TRQ goes Mongolia goes. As such most investors are sitting back awaiting the outcome with TRQ before committing any real money to Mongolia.
    Jan 27 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Keystone pipeline decision on collision course with midterm elections [View news story]
    How many pipelines already run under the ground in Texas? IMO - There is no relation between being conservative and support or lack of for Keystone or the laws around eminent domain. Also - what land grab?? for the most part the line is buried and after construction the land owner can go back to using it as before and is compensated for the use of property. I suspect that what we have in many cases amounts the "not in my back yard syndrome". IMO the laws as they are on eminent domain only amount to common sense that allow America to function.
    Jan 24 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Pipelines Should Bring The Pipeline, Refining, And Production Businesses More Profits [View article]
    So in other wards all the "green focus" on Keystone XL has done nothing as far as keeping oil sands production from reaching the Texas refineries as the industry has found other means of getting their product to market. As well, this extra supply of oil benefits the American people by ensuring that the refineries can stay very competitive, maximizing through put, keeping prices to the consumer down, providing jobs and paying America taxes on every barrel shipped and processed in every state it travels through. ;-) JMO
    Jan 24 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Keystone pipeline decision on collision course with midterm elections [View news story]
    Obama will probably punt again as it seems that that is all he knows how to do. He is kind of in a pickle this time though as oil by rail is showing that it has a lot of problems and a non decision may actually cost him votes. He may actually have to man up for once and make a decision! ;-)
    Jan 24 11:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Keystone pipeline decision on collision course with midterm elections [View news story]
    Hello! Hello - its the same rules that they use for any and all infrastructure projects that will have to cross private and public lands. Without these rules the nation would be paralyzed and you could not get anything done and I will bet the you can not find one project running thousands of miles over land that did not have to use this law. You have lots to pick from as America has many thousands of miles of pipelines cris-crossing it as well as hydro lines roads and rail ways.
    Jan 24 11:35 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    With Europe and America on the mend and China restructuring its economy towards a rely more on internal consumption, I suspect that any weakness we are seeing is only a short term blip. We should soon seem some real positive results for China as internal consumption and exports both pick up. On a side note, Canada should also do well as a result of the 90 cent Canadian dollar helping resources and manufacturing. The Canadian resource industry just got a 10% increase in prices and lower in country costs (in Canadian dollars) with no change in the world price of the resource. JMO
    Jan 24 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • TransCanada spent $1M lobbying the U.S. on Keystone last year [View news story]
    1 million is a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of money organizations like TIDES spent fighting this pipeline. As for this pipeline delay stalling oil sands development, de Margerie is way behind the times as the increase in rail transport (from almost zero 5 years ago to way more than this pipes capacity), expansions of other pipelines and other options are more than making up for the delay of this line. As well, Canada is moving along with lines both east and west.
    Jan 23 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Loonie dives as BOC leans dovish [View news story]
    I think the low Canadian dollar will fix any Inflation problems the bank thinks they have. I think that they are also focusing on the wrong thing and if the focus was on the housing bubble that is occurring and lack of quality jobs outside the resource industry, they would be miles ahead. JMO
    Jan 22 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment