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  • UK gov has been found in contempt of Parliament. First time in British history

    How do you punish the government though? Haha.

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    • Why dont all you liberals in here talk about Canadian politics? While the trump soap opera is entertaining and all, here at home Alberta is dying a slow death while the other provinces and government literally conspire to kill our industry. Does anybody have any thoughts on getting some pipelines built and trying to get some of that Saudi money back this way?
      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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      • rocwell wrote: View Post
        UK gov has been found in contempt of Parliament. First time in British history

        How do you punish the government though? Haha.

        ... isn't that how Black Holes are formed? Lol

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        • KeonClark wrote: View Post
          Why dont all you liberals in here talk about Canadian politics? While the trump soap opera is entertaining and all, here at home Alberta is dying a slow death while the other provinces and government literally conspire to kill our industry. Does anybody have any thoughts on getting some pipelines built and trying to get some of that Saudi money back this way?
          What is Canada? Are you talking about that puppet state of the US?

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          • rocwell wrote: View Post
            UK gov has been found in contempt of Parliament. First time in British history

            How do you punish the government though? Haha.
            The gov agreed to publish full Brexit legal advice.

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            • KeonClark wrote: View Post
              Why dont all you liberals in here talk about Canadian politics? While the trump soap opera is entertaining and all, here at home Alberta is dying a slow death while the other provinces and government literally conspire to kill our industry. Does anybody have any thoughts on getting some pipelines built and trying to get some of that Saudi money back this way?
              "All you Liberals"? Lol Way to make an entrance! And we do talk about Canadian Politics. Why don't you come in here and express your opinions more? Clearly there's some stuff on your mind. Why not elaborate on your thoughts?
              Last edited by Joey; Tue Dec 4th, 2018, 01:06 PM.

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              • KeonClark wrote: View Post
                Why dont all you liberals in here talk about Canadian politics? While the trump soap opera is entertaining and all, here at home Alberta is dying a slow death while the other provinces and government literally conspire to kill our industry. Does anybody have any thoughts on getting some pipelines built and trying to get some of that Saudi money back this way?
                BOOOOORING

                Seriously though, it sounds like Line 3 will have the capacity to move quite a bit of oil in 2019: https://thenarwhal.ca/the-mega-oilsa...ever-heard-of/

                Then, it sounds like this production cut is probably the right move for now: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...ysis-1.4930691

                I've always been curious why we don't refine more of our oil. Couldn't a lot more refining take place close to the oilsands? (not sure what that would accomplish exactly, but seems like an easier sale than bitumen)

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                • SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
                  I've always been curious why we don't refine more of our oil.
                  1. Declining demand
                  2. Market overcapacity. We have too many refineries in North America.
                  3. Investment risk. Modern refinery costs $15B-$20B with repayment period over 30 years. High risk killed public interest.
                  4. Small internal market.
                  5. It's too late.

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                  • KeonClark wrote: View Post
                    Why dont all you liberals in here talk about Canadian politics? While the trump soap opera is entertaining and all, here at home Alberta is dying a slow death while the other provinces and government literally conspire to kill our industry. Does anybody have any thoughts on getting some pipelines built and trying to get some of that Saudi money back this way?
                    What the grits are doing to Alberta is savage.... There is little to no doubt now that to the LPC braintrust the oil industry is not important and no help is forthcoming. Alberta will help itself by doing a Wynne to Rachel Notley but don't expect the punk kid who occupies 24 susex to change policy anytime soon.

                    The signs of the very real hurt in Alberta are starting to show up.
                    - suicide rates in the province are up 30%
                    - year over year home sales are down 15%
                    - unemployment is higher in Alta than the national average

                    As I said its a savage personal cost being paid by everyday folk as the dilettantes that now hold the house in Ottawa play out a faculty lounge debate on carbon and energy policy. The dislike of Trudeau and his direction is morphing to hate west of Thunder Bay and is starting to crack a little in the suburbs of Ontario and Quebec.

                    I totally disagreed with the late Jack Layton's policies from when he was a city councilor in TO to when he led the federal NDP. However to Jacks eternal credit .. he was a thoughtful person and leader who you could have a civil argument with over a drink and leave wondering how you could get him to switch sides and play on your team.

                    Not so much with the photobomb king. The incessant preening of a perceived moral superiority and the constant hectoring for those who don't share his views that somehow makes you a dim racist wife beater are pissing the peasants off. Telford and Butts use wedge issues to make discussion points into win lose battles rather than discussion points. Will this strategy keep the LPC on the right side of the speaker of the house next year ? Perhaps.. but I think Canadians as a whole are tiring of the show and are willing to drive these people head first into the boards and skate away.
                    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Tue Dec 4th, 2018, 01:02 PM.

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                    • rocwell wrote: View Post
                      1. Declining demand
                      2. Market overcapacity. We have too many refineries in North America.
                      3. Investment risk. Modern refinery costs $15B-$20B with repayment period over 30 years. High risk killed public interest.
                      4. Small internal market.
                      5. It's too late.
                      Exactly this.

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                      • SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
                        BOOOOORING

                        Seriously though, it sounds like Line 3 will have the capacity to move quite a bit of oil in 2019: https://thenarwhal.ca/the-mega-oilsa...ever-heard-of/

                        Then, it sounds like this production cut is probably the right move for now: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...ysis-1.4930691

                        I've always been curious why we don't refine more of our oil. Couldn't a lot more refining take place close to the oilsands? (not sure what that would accomplish exactly, but seems like an easier sale than bitumen)
                        The refining capacity is in Eastern Canada... Its built and ready to be used on alberta crude and bitumen as easily as it is today for Saudi and WTI oil we import.

                        However a certain party has deemed that pipelines are not going to be built to make use of that capacity.
                        Northern Gateway. DOA
                        Energy East. DOA
                        Kinder Morgan. Life Support.

                        not millions.. nor tens of millions .. but hundreds of millions of dollars are being lost by this policy decision. Those oil royalties and taxes could start a national pharma care program.

                        Not booooring...

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                          • rocwell wrote: View Post

                            1. Declining demand --- Horseshit .. demand for energy is increasing yearly.

                            2. Market overcapacity. We have too many refineries in North America. - Again horseshit.... refining capacity is at full capacity and the infrastructue is aging. Price spikes occur when even one or two Houston/ Corpus Chrisi refineries shut down for mainteance or cutovers from one fuel type to another.

                            3. Investment risk. Modern refinery costs $15B-$20B with repayment period over 30 years. High risk killed public interest. -- Your eyes must be brown. High risk and high reward is the lifeblood of investment capital... unless of course there are jurisdictions that with a moving set of government mandated regulatory procedures make it so difficult that private investment capital won't risk their money.... see Canada.

                            4. Small internal market. --- Rubbish. The North American market for refined fuel from heating oil.. to diesel fuel to gasoline is huge.

                            5. It's too late.--- Thats an opinion... nothing more.
                            ..
                            Last edited by Demographic Shift; Tue Dec 4th, 2018, 01:31 PM.

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                            • rocwell wrote: View Post
                              What is Canada? Are you talking about that puppet state of the US?
                              rocwell wrote: View Post
                              The gov agreed to publish full Brexit legal advice.
                              politely rocky.. who gives a flying fuck what the brits do or don't do with their pending divorce from the EU......
                              we live here.. in ici canada...so full legal opinion or advice on brexit matters so very very little to our everyday life. Its a faculty lounge debate.

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                              • Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
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                                1. Refined product demand will go back to their historical levels in early 2020. That means the refining outlook is balanced for short-to-medium term. Leaving everyone to deal with expensive regulations that will come down hard in 2020. Welcome to the New World.

                                2. North American region will see overcapacity effects in medium term. Refining capacity is growing at 1.29% pa, there's no way light product demand can keep up with this.

                                3. My eyes are blue. High risk and high reward investments do not include refineries anymore. Tell me why recent refineries needed personal guarantees from the government?

                                4. The North American market evolved to benefit Americans. Not us. It makes sense, but imbalances(internal market) created shows that Americans wanted to control us...

                                I know we're getting into modern refinery business... I'm worried about our shitty distribution system... But we'll see. Maybe we'll hit the jackpot and change the game for the next 4 decades.

                                P.S. Refinery economics sucks. Politics everywhere.
                                Last edited by rocwell; Tue Dec 4th, 2018, 02:15 PM.

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