Duncan – Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to Mr. Black, right up to the point where he recommends building a refinery at Kitimat and then his logic failed me.
Instead, why not build a refinery at the source of the bitumen i.e. Alberta? That way keep ALL of the pollution in Alberta. This would eliminate the need for dilutent use and thus the need to construct a two-way pipeline between Alberta and Kitimat, thereby also halving the risk of a pipeline leak, as well as greatly reducing construction costs. Better still, close down the tar sands and help save both B.C.’s and the world’s environment. Or is this just another Pipe Dream?
Michael L. Auger