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Briefing: Canada Not Running Out of Pipeline Capacity

Oil Change International

October 2016cappmath-pipelines

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Canada does not need new pipelines, in spite of repeated misleading claims by the oil industry.

That’s the conclusion of a new Oil Change International (OCI) analysis showing that Canada has ample pipeline capacity to export all existing and under construction oil production to market from western Canada. The analysis suggests that industry has manipulated its forecasts to perpetuate an ongoing myth of pipeline constraints in order to advocate for unnecessary new pipeline construction.

The brief shows why neither the proposed Kinder Morgan nor Energy East pipelines would be required unless Canada intends to abandon its commitments to cut climate pollution by allowing new and additional expansion of the tar sands well into the next decade.

Download the briefing here. 

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