Sunday, July 29, 2018

Government of Canada's Kinder Morgan pipeline facts from 2013 T/F today?

From one of our earlier Posts, September 5, 2013, there was Kinder Morgan with a Press Release beating their chests of just how good they are and then somewhere along the time line they deleted it.  Using the WayBack Machine the Press Release continues to live on.

Are the claims made by Kinder Morgan in the past still holds true today, and does Justin Trudeau's government stand behind the 'facts' today or is it time for an update!!?

3 million
Approximately three million barrels of crude oil travel through Canada’s crude oil pipeline network every day, enough to fill more than 475 million one-litre milk cartons or almost 200 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Number 3
Alberta’s oil sands are the third-largest source of proven crude oil reserves in the world, next to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

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$6.1 Billion
Alberta is expected to invest $6.1 billion in green technology, over the next five years, more than all other Canadian provinces combined.

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Diluted bitumen has been shipped in the Trans Mountain Pipeline and exported via tanker since the 1980s.
Tariff Requirements
Oil shipped in the Trans Mountain Pipeline must meet a strict set of requirements before it can be transported.

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$60 Billion
The value of Canadian exports of crude oil was worth more than $60 billion in 2011? (Source: The National Energy Board)
Tanker Scrutiny
Tankers are one of the most scrutinized vessels on the oceans today. Transport Canada inspects every tanker on its first arrival at a Canadian port and then once per year as part of its Port State Control program.

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1.4 million
Canada supplies 1.4 million barrels of oil per day to the U.S.

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Oil sands projects recycle 80-95 per cent of water used.

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Global energy demand will increase by 36% by 2035. More than half of this growth in demand will still be met by fossil fuels. (Source: International Energy Agency)
10 days
It takes almost 10 days for oil to travel from Edmonton to Burnaby through the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
5 km/hr
Oil moves at about five kilometers per hour in a pipeline, roughly walking speed. (Source: CEPA)
Lower density
Diluted bitumen shipped in the Trans Mountain Pipeline has a lower density than both fresh and salt water.

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Since 1989
Since Canada’s National Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund was implemented in 1989, no Canadian spill has exhausted all sources of cleanup funding. (Source: Office of the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Fund, 2012)
Preventing corrosion
Pipelines are coated and then protected with a mild electric charge on the outside, to prevent corrosion from wet soil and air.

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What starts out as petroleum?
Plastics, many pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and oils and lubricants start out as petroleum. (Source: CEPA)
24 hours / 7 days a week
The Trans Mountain Pipeline is monitored 24/7 from remote control centres, equipped with sophisticated, computerized sensing and control systems.
500 BC
The first recorded use of pipeline to transport hydrocarbons was in China around 500 BC. (Source: CEPA)
With proper maintenance and monitoring, a pipeline can be safely operated indefinitely. (Source: CEPA)
Safe & Efficient
Pipelines remain the safest and most efficient method for transporting petroleum products. (Source: CEPA)
Since 1953
In operation since 1953, the Trans Mountain pipeline system is the only pipeline system in North America that transports both crude oil and refined products to the West Coast. (Source: Kinder Morgan)
2.5 times
If laid end-to-end, there are enough underground natural gas and liquids pipelines in Canada to circle the Earth around 2.5 times at the equator. (Source: CEPA)
Canada has a long history of pipeline construction and operation dating back to 1853 when a 25-kilometre cast-iron pipe moving natural gas to Trois Rivières, QC was completed. It was probably the longest pipeline in the world at the time. (Source: CEPA)
1862 World's First
In 1862, Canada would complete one of the world’s first oil pipelines, from the Petrolia oilfield in Petrolia, ON to Sarnia, ON. (Source: CEPA)
Economic Importance

With the discovery of an abundant supply of crude oil and natural gas in the west, Canada’s oil and gas industry began expanding its vast pipeline network in the 1950s. This expansion contributed significantly to the development of domestic and international markets, while propelling the Canadian economy forward. (Source: CEPA)
Marine Terminal
A marine terminal is a distribution centre that sends or receives product by ship, barge or pipeline, that usually includes a dock, storage tanks and a connecting pipeline system.
1,400 tanker trucks
It would take 1,400 gasoline tanker trucks per day travelling from Edmonton to Burnaby, that’s one leaving every minute, to transport what our Trans Mountain pipeline can within a 24 hour period.
94 per cent of all Canadian transportation energy comes from petroleum products. The vast majority of passenger vehicles on the road use gasoline as a fuel, while most freight transport trucks use diesel.
60 years
For 60 years, the Trans Mountain Pipeline system has been safely and efficiently providing the only West Coast access to Canadian oil products.
100,000 km network
The Trans Mountain Pipeline is part of Canada’s 100,000 km underground pipeline network that transports almost all of Canada’s daily crude oil and natural gas production.

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