Pipe­lines ­ vs.Ra il

A com­par­i­son of two ways to move oil

Alberta Venture - - The Briefing -

>>> OIL-IN­DUS­TRY BOOSTERS and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists usu­ally have rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent views about the fu­ture of the oil sands. What both sides have to ac­knowl­edge, how­ever, is that the prod­uct be­ing pro­duced from the oil sands needs to be moved some­how. Un­for­tu­nately, that’s of­ten all they can agree on, for the mer­its of trans­port­ing it via pipe­line or rail are sharply con­tested. Here, we try to break down the ar­gu­ments on both sides.

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