"Refining” a compromise?
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Friday, August 24, 2012
A hotly contested bitumen pipeline across B.C. has a new twist, a proposed refinery in Kitimat. Canada had 40 refineries in the 1970's, there are just 18 now, and three are in Alberta.
Economists say our oil industry doesn't need more refining; China is building its own, but others argue Kitimat could become B.C.'s Fort McMurray.
Alberta oil sands companies are desperate to ship. How will the proposed refinery impact debate over a pipeline to the west coast?
Joining us for this discussion is Jason Brisbois, Director of the Western Centre for Economic Research at the Alberta School of Business; Bob Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer of Canada's Building Trades Unions; and Michael Ervin, President of MJ Ervin and Associates, a division of the Kent Group Petroleum Consulting Firm.
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