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  • Canada at crossroads as pipeline opponents keep up the pressure [View news story]
    Steyers must not think much of the average citizens ability to comprehend reality! Last I checked the pipeline's only purpose was to transport oil including some American produced oil to American refineries creating/ maintaining American jobs and last time I checked a large number of the companies producing oil in the Alberta oil sands were American companies. Looks to me like both countries benefit here. Also last time I checked, the pipelines to the Canadian west coast and East coast were moving forward as was the large growth in transport by rail which actually is way more accident prone and way worse for green house gasses as diesel belching locomotives are what are used to pull these trains. In other words, Key Stone or not, the oil gets produced and sold. Looks to me like Steyers and his lefty green story tellers do not think much with respect to the intelligence of their fellow citizens.
    Dec 2, 2013. 06:51 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? Well we will then start a transitional evolution from fossil fuels to solar rather than the costly upheaval that the green clowns are now trying to ram down everyone's throat! :-)
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:46 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections [View news story]
    Long on Ideology and short on common sense! That is what we have in this decision. A couple of months ago he said he would make a decision in a couple of months and now we get more punting. This should bode well for the republicans during the mid terms.
    Apr 19, 2014. 08:10 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone approval could be "light bulb moment" for investing in Canada [View news story]
    Because all the reputable scientific studies that have looked at this have said that it is not at risk. The aquifer in the area that the pipeline is running in and most of aquifers in general are hundreds of feet underground while the pipeline is at most 10 feet underground. A leak means you get a blob of oil sitting on the ground and in the case of heavy oil, diluent s that tend to evaporate or can be collected. As such the far bigger risk is the impact a leak near surface water ways would have. And even here there are precautions that have been put in place to minimize this as much as possible. There are thousands and thousands of pipelines that cross America and most of them are far more of a risk than keystone due to age and old technology and they do cross many aquifers. You would be far better focusing on them and getting improvements to then than being led around by your nose by the ideologically driven and wasting your time on what will be the safest pipeline ever built to date. Hate to be blunt but sometimes you have to!!!
    Apr 4, 2014. 12:14 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Obama's NYT interview: Obama played down claims TransCanada's (TRP) Keystone XL pipeline would generate large numbers of jobs. "The most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline...and then after that we're talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs." Obama also disputed that the line would cause gasoline prices to fall, saying it could do the opposite because it would lead to increased exports. Obama will decide whether to approve Keystone based on how much carbon would be added to the atmosphere because of it, but he isn't certain Canada is doing enough to resolve concerns about pollution. (Interview transcript[View news story]
    Obama's opinion is definitely bent by the lefties and greens in his party. The number of jobs and many benefits of this pipeline have been reviewed many times and they are way higher than his numbers. His claim that it would increase gasoline prices is comical.
    Jul 28, 2013. 08:12 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    No - he is a bad president - to blinded by the lefties and greens that have his ear and not capable of making a deal to get things done - In other words - zero for leadership. When he first got in, I though he had the potential for being a great president, that was quickly proven wrong.
    Nov 5, 2014. 08:19 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline won't add to climate change, State Department says [View news story]
    if you did 1000 more studies and they all came to the same conclusions, the green clowns would still not accept the answers! They are driven strictly by ideology and common sense means nothing to them. It is time for Obama to realize this and approve the pipeline!
    Jan 31, 2014. 06:02 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: GoPro IPO, Valeant Confidence, Condensate Exports [View article]
    The problem with the climate change bunch are that they are fear mongers and have no credibility. The Bloomberg, Paulsen report is an excellent example of this - total bias from a totally biased source. Further more - they and their kind who for reasons only they know want to totally destroy industries and lower living standards are not needed as everyone is well aware that environmental issues are important and that sustainable development is the way forward. Time and technology will move us away from oil and coal and all these clowns do is have the opposite effect as they P people off with their narrow, blinded, fear mongering, junk science based ideology.
    Jun 25, 2014. 09:10 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama signed into law yesterday a bill that imposes sanctions on financial institutions dealing with Iran's central bank, though exemptions will be made in the interest of U.S. national security and/or energy market stability. Separately, Iran said today it has produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat many in the West had thought the country incapable of.  [View news story]
    What America needs is energy security so that places like Iran can be better dealt with. This is why projects like the Keystone pipeline make a lot of sense.
    Jan 1, 2012. 02:13 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What We Won't Get From Sunday's Healthcare Vote [View article]
    Bla Bla Bla Bla - The USA is the only first world country that does not have proper health care for ALL its citizens. Time to move forward. The problems with the political system are well known but a different story than health care!
    Mar 21, 2010. 01:23 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Appeals court strikes down net neutrality rules [View news story]
    The solution here is for your provider to honor what he promised you. If your neighbor is down loading, I am sure that his down load speed is not exceeding the max that he is paying for. In other words - your service provider is ripping you off, not your neighbor. The solution really lies in technology - the current system on the internet is comparable to the old "party line" system for phones (for those old enough to remember these) you had shared lines. Eventually technology improved to the point that it was no longer an issue and everyone could talk as much as they wanted at the same time. Blame the big communication companies - They Are The Problem!!
    Jan 14, 2014. 11:45 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline approved [View news story]
    No matter how many conditions you have, the greens and some first nations will never be happy. So the question really comes down to do you let a small vocal minority dictate to the majority of Canadians? I say not! Yes we have to listen to the concerns and ensure a safe project is built but then we have to get on with it and build it!
    Dec 19, 2013. 07:30 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections [View news story]
    The solution is to send Obama a strong message during the Mid Terms. Vote Republican as a vote for any Democrat is really a vote for Obama!
    Apr 19, 2014. 09:14 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Growing Threat To Canada's Oil Sands Boom [View article]
    While the old mining methods used in the oil sands are capital intensive do use a lot of water and create these tailing ponds that must be dealt with, a lot of the new projects do not use these mining methods and utilize stem injection and wells to get the oil out of the ground. These projects are less capital intensive use far less water, do not scar the landscape and do not require these large tailing ponds. The efficient producers have production costs in the $20 - $30 per barrel range making them more cost effective than most of the tight oil plays that are being developed. One producer is (CVE) (Cenovus energy) - they have a fair bit of information on costs and the technology used to produce oil on their web site.
    Even the conventional producers that use the old mining methods have and continue to make big improvements with respect to water consumption, water reuse, dealing with tailing ponds and environmental improvement. also not that the current regulations require that they turn most of the land that they mine back into natural habitat over time. Canadian natural resources (CNQ) and Canadian Oil Sands ( are 2 producers with conventional mine type oil sands operations.
    Mar 12, 2014. 01:24 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canada loses patience on Keystone XL, tells U.S. to make a decision [View news story]
    Its a no lose situation for Canada. A no decision gives them the ammunition they need to make a pipeline to the west coast look even that much better. A no decision would probably cost Obama more votes than he will get come the mid terms. A yes decision gets the keystone line moving forward and does not take anything from the argument of Canada needing to build a pipeline to the west coast. Obama made that need loud and clear with his continual punting on Keystone. The biggest losers are the American people who had an major friendly oil supplier that was quite happy with one customer and has now thanks to Obama lost patients and is moving on to other markets.
    Jan 16, 2014. 06:54 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment