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If a profit can be made.Also agreed on the time and expense, but as I suggested to D&B, the real world doesn't always supply the perfect solution so work-arounds are the norm.
Not sure what that means.So still by rail...no new pipelines.
We wer, or at least I was, talking about rail still being an option. Your statement that “all it takes is one Lac Megantic” seemed to imply that it would cause a case for pipelines, vice allowing rail transport of petroleum products to continue.Not sure what that means.
That oil was already being moved by rail. The inhabitants of Lac Megantic didn't want a repeat, so the line was to be moved out of town. No pipeline was in use.
I just read through Lac-Mégantic rail disaster - Wikipedia. I'd forgotten much of the story. It's a chilling read - a disaster just waiting to happen and a railway company much shadier than I realized at the time.
The line may or may not have been moved. The article was not clear, or maybe I missed something as I was reading quickly.,
As am I. The containment failures will be spectacular.
Hydrogen burns with a pale blue flame that is nearly invisible in daylight. The flame may appear yellow if there are impurities in the air like dust or sodium. A pure hydrogen flame will not produce smoke
I am certainly not seeing that low value reflected in the price at the pump.Forget the safety issues of shipping oil by rail, think about the risks of sending it by truck, which is even more scary:
Desperate Canadian oil producers turn to tanker trucks to ship crude as supply glut growsAlmost 230,000 barrels of crude were exported by oil truck in August, the most in data going back to January 2015
Canada’s pipeline bottlenecks are pushing Canadian crude prices to the lowest in at least a decade, which has made shipping oil by truck more cost effective. At Hardisty, Alberta, heavy Western Canadian Select sold for US$52.40 a barrel less than West Texas Intermediate crude futures earlier this month, the biggest discount in Bloomberg data going back to 2008.
Almost 230,000 barrels of crude were exported by truck in August, the most in data going back to January 2015, according to data provided by Statistics Canada. Every month since December, more than 100,000 barrels have been exported by truck. A typical tanker truck can carry about 250 barrels of oil, Boettcher said. Hiring a truck to ship crude from the Permian basin of West Texas to Houston, a distance of almost 500 miles, costs about US$15 a barrel one way, or double that if the tanker returns empty, said Sandy Fielden, director of research for the commodities group at Morningstar Inc.
Almost 230,000 barrels of crude were exported by oil truck in August, the most in data going back to January 2015financialpost.com
Biden administration weighing whether shutting down Enbridge Line 5. I suppose they actually have the authority to do so, if they choose (state of MI apparently did/does not). I am skeptical that "weighing" will lead to shutdown. Still, would be a good experiment to run, preferably if it can start before winter.