Oct 06, 2013
Thanks for sending me the article -much appreciated. I understand the business case for sending bitumen to the Gulf Coast and Asia. The oil companies are out to maximize their profits and the infrastructure costs would eat into those. I'm not saying we need to refine every drop here but it makes no sense to pipe bitumen 2500 miles, refine it, and then truck it back here. Also we shouldn't be sending bitumen out -it should be upgraded here and sent out as crude. My real point here is that the tar sands are going to be a wasteland. The benefits are pipeline construction and refinery jobs for Americans and profits for multi national oil companies. I'm already 50 but I see my children being left to clean up the mess. I hope Obama rejects Keystone. Anyway have a good day and I enjoy communicating with you.