Someone wants to tell Steve about all these good ideas, as they appear to be better thought out than any he's put forward so far.
I'm sure he would spring into action........................next spring..............or the one after. Or just before the next erection.
But he's not getting all excited about any caribou, trust me.
But what is the distance gas can be safely piped. As to upgrading in house as they say. We should be doing as much of that as possible. Cooperation between the 3 major provinces would work to everyones benefit. Also the US imports huge quantities of gas due to refinery shortages. It mostly comes from France.
The export is a big problem in AB. Plans are now for building upgraders. That started under Stelmach. Oil is a Prov area. Pipelines out of country - cross borders in Canada are not - Fed area - We need an energy policy - Nation wide.
Gas pipelines have heaters at every compressor station.It can be pumped as far as you can lay the pipe.
As far as cooperation the rest of Canada has to get online with Alberta first and do a bit of catch up if they want a slice of the energy pie.
Electrical power can flow back and forth between Ab and B.C. and montana but not Sask.They are still in the dark ages or maybe its a socialist thing to keep the power industry in Sask.
B.C. hydro has terrible power,lots of voltage fluctuations and very expensive.
So Alberta is an energy province period,forget about the oilsands for a minute.I have seen projects the last 2 years where pipelines and power transmission lines went to Montana instead of any province next to us because if you drill wells and build power plants,you need to sell it to someone and Albertas technology is taking off so fast with all the gajillions of dollars floating around that we have to export it somewhere.
Sorry but mentioning NEP brings chills to my spine,you guys just let us "Bertans" do what we do best and thats exploit resources and make shareholders happy.
NEP.........I was there,Alberta would seperate before they ever let another NEP in!
Who paid for the approx 800 Million expansion of lines for exporting elctricity out of province.
I'm just posting the news as it comes.
The environmentalists had their say. Now, apparently, those that believe this is detrimental to our economy are piping up as well.
Unions rarely have the best interests of anyone but their own little group at heart. Might be a good idea to find out just where the head office of the union is. I know the Operating Engineers union is all in favor of building the pipeline.
As for building a line to the eat it is not going to happen. Too many westerners still remember turdo's National Energy Policy.
So why are farmers permitted to export grain instead of loaves of bread?
Electrical power can flow back and forth between Ab and B.C. and Montana but
not Sask.They are still in the dark ages or maybe its a socialist thing to keep
the power industry in Sask.
One way only,and when Sask gets low the lines dead.They dont export much to Alberta.
Why would it need to go two ways? When you have perpetual surpluses, it's pointless.
I know (electrically) Sk, Ab, BC, & Montana are connected. I recall a power
outage about a decade back that was eventually blamed on a lightning
strike in Montana, & it left outages in all three Canadian provinces. Most
of Saskatchewan was blacked out for several hours.
I remember the day well. I had no cash on me (only debit), & was hunting
for an ATM with power when I ended up getting a speeding ticket. I wasn't
speeding, & I was pretty choked. I don't forget things like that easily...
Ship oil to Quebec? Alberta wants nothing to do with that, it reminds them of the NEP and eastern control over their resources. Just like enough geothernmal energy could be produced to send electricity east, but it won't happen for the same political reasons.
The West lacks its fair share of seats in Parliament which limits our clout where power lies in Canada. Alberta wants simple solutions when it comes to selling its energy, and the USA fits the bill here.