Crude-by-rail exports surge in Canada as pipeline restraints squeeze oil industry


petros
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Analyst estimates shipments could hit 300,000 barrels by end of 2018

CBC News

With the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project stalled, and overall Canadian pipeline capacity limited, the pressure to ship crude oil out of Alberta continues to grow.

The amount of oil shipped by rail has been increasing and showing little signs of letting up. The National Energy Board reported in June that crude-by-rail exports from Canada set a record of 204,558 barrels per day.

Analysts say much of the crude-by-rail growth has been driven by increasing production and ongoing pipeline capacity problems.

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Energy consultant Greg Stringham said oil-by-rail shipments have been growing over the past few years.

"With further delays in pipelines, that's increased the amount of oil that's moving by rail but also increased the interest in that as well as companies look to that option," he said.

Stringham said the industry shipped about 140,000 barrels by rail per day last year, and shipments could hit 300,000 barrels by the end of this year.

"Pipelines are in the future but rail is something that can accelerate relatively quickly," he said.

According to Kent Fellows with the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, rail companies are working to increase shipment volume by purchasing more locomotives as oil continues to compete for rail capacity with sectors like agriculture and manufacturing.

He said the increase in shipping crude by rail has been on the rise over the past 10 years.

"Going back about the last decade, you're going from pretty minimal levels to something that now is a fairly significant chunk of total car loadings," he said. "So it's a fairly new phenomenon over the longer term in Western Canada."

Fellows said oil production is still projected to increase, and the only place to take up that slack is the rail industry.
 
Twin_Moose
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Followed by reduced volumes of grain, raw manufacturing material, potash, etc. being shipped in favour of the higher shipping rates of crude.
 
Hoid
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Yes we're going to put a stop to that as well.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...t-oil-by-rail/


The increased traffic definitely helps our case
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Yes we're going to put a stop to that as well.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...t-oil-by-rail/


The increased traffic definitely helps our case

Who’s case is our case ?
 
Hoid
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Are you just stupid?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Yes we're going to put a stop to that as well.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...t-oil-by-rail/
The increased traffic definitely helps our case

So you finally agree that it is far past time to lay pipe? Because that is our cause as patriotic Canadians.
 
Hoid
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NO I think its time to make sure no Bitumen is moving through BC at all.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Are you just stupid?

Is that an answer ?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

NO I think its time to make sure no Bitumen is moving through BC at all.

And who are you again , and why is your opinion more valid then mine ?
 
Danbones
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Commies eh? They HATE Canada.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

And who are you again , and why is your opinion more valid then mine ?

I am the guy who said the pipeline was not going through when you were saying the pipeline was going through.

My opinion is more valid because events have proven it right and proven you wrong.
 
Bar Sinister
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No big surprise there. Provinces like BC have a choice - allow pipelines or see increased rail traffic.
 
taxslave
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At least with rail there are lots of good paying jobs in maintaining tank cars and cleaning up spills. The last two super B spills of diesel on the island were over a million bucks apiece to clean up. And one rail car of crude is a lot bigger volume.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

I am the guy who said the pipeline was not going through when you were saying the pipeline was going through.
My opinion is more valid because events have proven it right and proven you wrong.

It's going to be built and you'll be crying in your beer.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's going to be built and you'll be crying in your beer.

No he will have forgotten his opposition once the Liberal government approves the project.
 
petros
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BC has nothing to offer Canada other than toilet paper and a little bit of fruit and veg which require clear cutting and are energy and water intensive.

I'll give the pipeline a pass if moonbats stop using toilet paper and smoking indoor weed.

All that ecological damage to millions of hectares of forest and watersheds and diesel to harvest and transport product just to wipe shit off your ass and flush that is guaranteed harm to waterways and and aquatic species can't be remediated.

A $2 wash cloth works better, will last a year and is recyclable.

Thanks to indoor weed millions of cubic meters per year of precious water is wasted and millions of liters of diesel for the off grid types who don't want to get caught.

If it weren't for that indoor weed and AC to keep it from dieing there would be no need for water restrictions to water lawns which absorb sunlight and drastically lowers the temperature of cities and reduce the need for AC. A house with a watered lawn is 7C cooler than a dead lawn from watering restrictions.

Then there are the fertilizers involved with weed that get dumped down the drain when flushing.

Disgusting.
Last edited by petros; Sep 13th, 2018 at 02:54 AM..
 
MHz
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Is that heavy oil or light crude, good way to ship heavy oil (tar). Not sure about plastic pellets as they can go in a pipeline as well but you get a better price and some processing has been done.
I can see why NG does not go by rail, at least until they can make it into a hydrate and then it would become the preferred fuel for almost all engines.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUcEAypWBKU
Russia turns to China with landmark gas pipeline
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

No big surprise there. Provinces like BC have a choice - allow pipelines or see increased rail traffic.

That might be true if the crude being shipped through BC was going to BC refinerys.
 
petros
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Currently the majority of BC'S gasoline comes from Washington, Alberta Saskatchewan, Alaska and sometimes Newfoundland.

At one time Burnaby and Port Moody were major oil hubs.

Strange how Barnet Inlet survived with 4 refineries and in bound tanker but a pipeline for exports is a death sentence.
 
Hoid
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Comparing gasoline to bitumen.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Comparing gasoline to bitumen.

Yes that bitumen is being sent to tidewater on rolling pipelines . Why can’t you stop that? How come no protesters at 200 Canada Place shutting down the regional head office of CP Rail ?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Comparing gasoline to bitumen.

It's bitupeople you gender biased weirdo.

Where did you get the misinformation that TMPL only carries bitupeople?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yes that bitumen is being sent to tidewater on rolling pipelines . Why can’t you stop that? How come no protesters at 200 Canada Place shutting down the regional head office of CP Rail ?

No bitupeople is being railed anywhere. It's useless unless you have upgraders.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Yes we're going to put a stop to that as well.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...t-oil-by-rail/


The increased traffic definitely helps our case

“It is disingenuous, in the extreme, for the Premier to suggest that what he is hoping to achieve from the courts is a declaration that the province can regulate the volume of a product travelling either on a federally regulated rail line or in a federally regulated pipeline,” Mr. de Jong said in an interview. “There is not a snowball’s chance in hell that he is going to receive that declaration.”
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's going to be built and you'll be crying in your beer.

He isn't legal age yet but he might be by the time KM is complete
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's bitupeople you gender biased weirdo.
Where did you get the misinformation that TMPL only carries bitupeople?

Probably tyee snooze.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

He isn't legal age yet but he might be by the time KM is complete

He's legal age, he just acts and talks like a child.