August 26, 2014
NO ONE NEEDS IT, BUT IT'LL STILL BE OPENED:
Who needs Keystone XL? Oil sands flow to US via loophole. (Nick Cunningham, AUGUST 26, 2014, CS Monitor)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2014 12:50 PMPipeline operations giant Enbridge has figured out how to avoid having to go through the regulatory process with the U.S. State Department for approval of an oil sands pipeline.According to EnergyWire, the company plans to build several interconnections on either side of the border between Manitoba and Minnesota. The interconnections will allow the company to transfer heavy oil from its Alberta Clipper pipeline to another pipeline known as "Line 3." It will then be transferred back to the Alberta Clipper line once it is safely across the border in Minnesota.