Pipe blockage

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    Pipe blockage
    Progress on the Keystone XL pipeline was put on hold due to safety issues, to no one’s surprise.

    Progress on the Keystone XL pipeline was put on hold for a few days due to potential safety risks, reported by the Associated Press last week. According to the report, “The possible safety issues were found on part of the pipeline that extends between Missouri and Illinois.” Engineers were sent to investigate the problem, which was referred to as a “small anomaly,” to ensure that the crude oil would not leak, despite the claims that the pipeline is the “safest ever built,” according to TransCanada, the company leading the project.

    Pipe blockage - Green Space - Green - October 25, 2012 - Reno News & Review

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    The case against constructing the pipeline -- which would carry oil from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Texas -- is more about an uncertain, but increasingly frightening, future. Why should we, one could argue, spend $7 billion to further accelerate climate change and likely contaminate one of America's largest underground water reserves?
    Neil Wagner: Tar Sands Tradeoff: Plentiful Petrol vs. Planet in Peril

     
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    Oh brother.

    Hey Lady answer me this: if the pipeline is a supposed "Canada to Texas" express, then why the reference to a Missouri/Illinois leg?
     
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    Climate change, lol.
     
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    The XL pipeline will not only go from Canada to TX, it has some "spur lines".
     
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    One of the most important facts that is missing in the national debate surrounding the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is this — Keystone XL will not bring any more oil into the United State for decades to come. Canada doesn’t have nearly enough oil to fill existing pipelines going to the United States. However, existing Canadian oil pipelines all go to the Midwest, where the only buyer for their crude is the United States. Keystone XL would divert Canadian oil from refineries in the Midwest to the Gulf Coast where it can be refined and exported. Many of these refineries are in free trade zones where oil may be exported to international buyers without paying U.S. taxes. And that is exactly what Valero, one of the largest potential buyers of Keystone XL’s oil, has told its investors it will do. The idea that Keystone XL will improve U.S. oil supply is a documented scam being played on the American people by Big Oil and its friends in Washington DC.

    Fact Check: Keystone XL Would Ship Foreign Oil To Foreign Lands | ThinkProgress
     
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    Apparently, you have never built anything. There are always anomalies, possible issues and potential risks.
     
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    Is Canada really that Foreign? And what effect will this pipe line have on climate change? None you retard.
     
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    OMG. Do I have to spell in out in plainer English? What part of Canada to the Gulf coast do you not friggin' understand? If you cannot understand this, you must be a Romney supporter.:eusa_boohoo:
     
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    OMG? Canada’s Oil, the World’s Carbon you Vilage Idiot.


    Left unregulated, carbon dioxide emissions from oil refineries are projected to increase rapidly in coming years, at nearly double the predicted rate of emissions growth from other sources. According to estimates from the Department of Energy, annual carbon emissions from petroleum refineries will increase to more than 415 million tons by 2030.

    http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2007/oil-refineries-targeted-for-global-warming-emissions-cuts
     
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