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Reading Summary: The Great Pipeline Battle

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Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

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Energy in Canada – The Great Pipeline Battle 11/17/2012 1:59:00 PM Highlights:  Enbridge, an energy distributor, wants permission to reverse the flow of Line 9, a duct of 195km which moves imported oil westward to petrochemical plants in Sarnia, Ontario o Instead, Enbridge wants the pipeline to carry light crude oil eastward, from Alberta and North Dakota to a refinery in Nanticoke, Ontario, and then to others in Quebec o Environmentalists worry that, if it is approved, Line 9 will start moving oil from the Alberta tar sands to Montreal and then, if the flow of another pipeline is reversed, to Portland, Maine for export  Oil production from the tar sands is set to rise from 2m barrels a day (b/d) to 3.3m by 2020, or from 58% to 72% of Canada’s total oil output o Getting this oil to market is a mounting worry for Canada’s energy industry because the necessary infrastructure is opposed both by local communities and
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