Canada’s prime minister says he made it clear in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will step up its efforts to sell oil to Asia since the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline.And once the contracts with the Chinese are secured the pipeline will no longer matter because they won't have oil to send to us. And we'll continue down the road to increased dependence on very unreliable oil sources from other parts of the world.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve the $7-billion Keystone XL project. Last week the U.S. State Department ordered that the pipeline be rerouted and subject to further environmental review, delaying a decision until 2013.
Harper says the U.S. move highlights why Canada must increase its efforts to diversify its exports to Asia. He says he communicated that clearly to Obama.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This is what happens when you dither with America's energy future: