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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Transcanada hires local police to be private security for pipeline builds. Here's some of their training material.

In the midst of recent national controversy surrounding government surveillance of the public, a recent Freedom of Information Act request to the Nebraska State Patrol has exposed evidence that TransCanada provided trainings to federal agents and local Nebraska police to suppress nonviolent activists protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by arresting them on “anti-terrorism statutes.” The presentation slides, obtained by grassroots landowner advocacy group Bold Nebraska, target Tar Sands Blockade activists by name.


http://www.scribd.com/doc/147203140/TransCanada-Presentation-on-Security-to-Local-Law-Enforcement-Part-1-of-3

http://www.scribd.com/doc/147203883/TransCanada-Presentation-on-Security-to-Local-Law-Enforcement-Part-2-of-3

http://www.scribd.com/doc/147205465/TransCanada-Presentation-on-Security-to-Local-Law-Enforcement-Part-3-of-3

http://www.scribd.com/doc/147208526/TransCanada-Potential-Penal-Code-Charges-for-Illegal-Protest-Action-Presentation

http://www.scribd.com/doc/147206003/TransCanada-presentation-to-FBI-on-pipeline-projects

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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:15 am

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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:18 am

Sorry to inject this note of pessimism, but I doubt blocking pipelines alone will prevent the colossal stupidity of tar-to-ICEV tank. As shown below, as a society, we are quite willing to accept not only higher gas prices, but also risk large numbers of human casualties to satisfy our ICE addiction.

The deadly weekend explosion of a runaway crude-carrying train in Quebec threatens to ratchet up scrutiny of rising crude-by-rail shipments on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, amid a boom in North American oil production.

In both countries, shipments of crude by rail have shot up sharply, as producers race to get all their new oil to market and as pipeline companies scramble to build new lines or reconfigure old ones to handle the growing volumes. Meanwhile, uncertainty over several big pipeline projects—including approval delays for TransCanada Corp.'s TRP.T +1.43%Keystone XL, which would connect Western Canada's booming oil sands development to the Gulf Coast—have sent some oil companies looking to rail as a longer-term solution.

Canadian authorities have confirmed five deaths and estimate some 40 people are still missing after a runaway train carrying crude derailed early Saturday and exploded, demolishing a large swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, including as many as 30 incinerated buildings. Investigators, citing the high death toll, have opened a criminal investigation. Canadian regulators have said they are concentrating their probe initially on the train, its braking system and the track.

In the U.S., shipments of crude by rail have gone from 9,500 carloads in 2008, the year widely seen as the beginning of the current oil boom, to 233,811 carloads in 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads. A carload is typically about 740 barrels.

About 16.6 million barrels of Canadian crude were shipped by rail to the U.S. in 2012, accounting for about 2% of Canadian crude exports, according to data from Canada's National Energy Board. But industry estimates say that could grow to as much as 73 million barrels in 2013 and nearly 110 million barrels by 2014...


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 97430.html
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:43 pm

Companies are extracting so much more 'oil like stuff' that transporting it isn't a question of either/or. Adding the KXL won't decrease road and rail oil shipments.

But the push against pipelines from Alberta is making a dent in the developer's financials.

And it's much, much better to resist than to simply roll over and play dead.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:47 am

edatoakrun wrote:Sorry to inject this note of pessimism, but I doubt blocking pipelines alone will prevent the colossal stupidity of tar-to-ICEV tank. As shown below, as a society, we are quite willing to accept not only higher gas prices, but also risk large numbers of human casualties to satisfy our ICE addiction.

The deadly weekend explosion of a runaway crude-carrying train in Quebec threatens to ratchet up scrutiny of rising crude-by-rail shipments on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, amid a boom in North American oil production.

In both countries, shipments of crude by rail have shot up sharply, as producers race to get all their new oil to market and as pipeline companies scramble to build new lines or reconfigure old ones to handle the growing volumes. Meanwhile, uncertainty over several big pipeline projects—including approval delays for TransCanada Corp.'s TRP.T +1.43%Keystone XL, which would connect Western Canada's booming oil sands development to the Gulf Coast—have sent some oil companies looking to rail as a longer-term solution.

Canadian authorities have confirmed five deaths and estimate some 40 people are still missing after a runaway train carrying crude derailed early Saturday and exploded, demolishing a large swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, including as many as 30 incinerated buildings. Investigators, citing the high death toll, have opened a criminal investigation. Canadian regulators have said they are concentrating their probe initially on the train, its braking system and the track.

In the U.S., shipments of crude by rail have gone from 9,500 carloads in 2008, the year widely seen as the beginning of the current oil boom, to 233,811 carloads in 2012, according to the Association of American Railroads. A carload is typically about 740 barrels.

About 16.6 million barrels of Canadian crude were shipped by rail to the U.S. in 2012, accounting for about 2% of Canadian crude exports, according to data from Canada's National Energy Board. But industry estimates say that could grow to as much as 73 million barrels in 2013 and nearly 110 million barrels by 2014...


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 97430.html

it might be a safe assumption that if there was a pipeline available a goodly amount of crude oil that is being transported via rail would be run the pipes
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:14 pm

apvbguy wrote:it might be a safe assumption that if there was a pipeline available a goodly amount of crude oil that is being transported via rail would be run the pipes

There are pipelines available.

In the real world, oil companies are using pipelines AND trains AND trucks.

At least a train carries a finite amount of petroleum products. When the Enbridge pipeline burst in Michigan in 2010 it dumped more than a million gallons of diluted bitumen.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:38 am

To the last drop



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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:05 am

edatoakrun wrote:Sorry to inject this note of pessimism, but I doubt blocking pipelines alone will prevent the colossal stupidity of tar-to-ICEV tank. As shown below, as a society, we are quite willing to accept not only higher gas prices, but also risk large numbers of human casualties to satisfy our ICE addiction.

Still - you gotta love the spin. The tar sand lovers say, "see? this proves we'll have an unending supply to turn into gas for a ga jillion years! " . . . . . rather than realize if we weren't running out of the cheep / high quality stuff - we'd never be going after the low grade / expensive to extract stuff.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:38 pm

edatoakrun wrote:Sorry to inject this note of pessimism, but I doubt blocking pipelines alone will prevent the colossal stupidity of tar-to-ICEV tank. As shown below, as a society, we are quite willing to accept not only higher gas prices, but also risk large numbers of human casualties to satisfy our ICE addiction.


To add insult to injury, this train was hauling light crude from the US Bakken fields...and it was mis-labeled.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/09/11/news/nation/report-oil-in-quebec-train-explosion-mislabeled-was-violently-explosive/
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/09/10/bakken-crude-makeup-faces-scrutiny-in-rail-car-explosion/
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:20 am

AUSTIN, Texas, January 10, 2014 (ENS) – The highest court in Texas has delivered a victory for landowners fighting the seizure of their property by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP for a pipeline route under “eminent domain.”...

The Texas Supreme Court Tuesday ruled in favor of Texas landowner Julia Trigg Crawford, ordering the Canadian pipeline giant to submit information by February 6 as the justices weigh arguments in the case regarding abuse of eminent domain by the company on her property...

When landowners such as Crawford have been unwilling to sell TransCanada their land, the company has used eminent domain to seize properties along the pipeline route.

http://ens-newswire.com/2014/01/10/ameriscan-jan-10-2014/
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