February 10, 2016

Pipelines and public trust: Here’s the REAL reason Obama admin stops key projects

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Canadian pipeline construction is being boycotted by the United States because they address the price differential between higher West Texas Intermediate pricing and much lower Western Canada Select pricing.

The US guarantees their own supply of oil from Canada by being our only customer and by making sure that they’re our only client, they know our hands are tied. According to the National Energy Board, Canada exports 99% of our oil to the United States, or about 484,000 out of 489,000 bbl/day. By being our only customer; it keeps their costs low and moves them toward energy independence. Construction of Canadian pipeline infrastructure would mean getting our oil to the global market and that the discounts would come to an end.

Justin Trudeau was in Calgary and he mentioned that the former Conservative government didn’t get any pipeline project built, but there were four constructed under Stephen Harper. Two pipelines were approved that crossed the border – Trans Canada’s Keystone which ends at Cushing, Oklahoma and Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper which ends at Superior, Wisconsin. Extensions were proposed for both of these projects, later delayed and denied. But the Kinder Morgan Loop and Line 9 reversal were protested, but went through. Those projects didn’t address the price differential, while expansions would have addressed the price differential and would have gotten our product to market – leading Canada further down the path to energy independence.

The Obama Administration has rejected our pipelines under the guise of climate change, but the real reason that Americans boycott our pipelines is because they know that if they approved these projects, they wouldn’t be able to purchase oil at discount prices any more. And if a democrat like Hillary Clinton gets into office, we can expect more of the same. And Justin Trudeau will just toe the line.


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commented 2016-02-12 11:55:18 -0500
Hi Holly,

This whole oil drop doesn’t make much sense to me, but I am getting the idea that it is somehow bigger than OPEC and our lil impotent NDP and even Liberal government. In 2014 10 oil companies owned and thereby controlled 58% of the world’s supply and distribution of oil, we know they all set the prices at the pump and give some story about supply reasons ( ie Katrina) . Here is the question—they could control supply at any moment, why are they allowing the prices to be driven down so low? Cheers!
commented 2016-02-11 10:43:01 -0500
Hi Sam, I’m actually planning out a video about how we transport our oil and etc, so I could easily add your suggestions in.

I also watched the video you sent me. Honestly, I think OPEC producing countries are kicking themselves. They realize that their scheme isn’t really panning out the way they wanted it to. US production hasn’t suffered and they’re just exporting more oil from us. It’s got to come to an end soon, but I’m not sure we’ll see the effects for a long while now. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.

Thanks again for your comments and suggestions!
commented 2016-02-11 02:46:15 -0500
Hi Holly. I absolutely love that you read our comments and reply to us.

I have a suggestion for a video. How about making a video where you give non-oil people like myself an introduction to the oil industry, and answer some FAQs about oil. For example, talking about the cost of getting a barrel of oil out of Alberta, and whether or not it is profitable at the current price of oil. Or how about talking about whether or not a pipeline running to Churchil, Manitoba makes any sense.

Thanks, and I look forward to your upcoming videos.
commented 2016-02-10 20:54:17 -0500
Hi all! Thanks for the comments, as always!

Andrew – yes, I’m talking about the XL leg specifically. Apologies if that wasn’t clear. Keystone itself became operational in 2010, I believe. And it’s not only just about Keystone, as you suggest. We need to back all of our pipelines projects because they all serve very important purposes.

Rod – that’s another whole story in itself. I was thinking of doing a piece on that, but I thought maybe people already knew a lot about the US funded anti-oil campaigns? Maybe I will do a video on this just in case it’s not widely known information.

Sam – I will definitely watch the video and get back to you!

Thanks for watching everyone – I always look at the comments and they really do help me improve my content! Truly appreciated!
commented 2016-02-10 19:57:27 -0500
How in the HELL did we EVER elect someone so incredibly STUPID!!!! It boggles my mind! Never mind all his other negative character traits that I’ve expounded on numerous times on this website. No need to rehash them. But he is sooooo obviously a BRAINLESS IMBECILE. How could ANYONE vote for him, unless they are also brainless Imbeciles. That’s the only explanation.
commented 2016-02-10 19:17:33 -0500
Let’s see a 30% tarrif on out of country oil coming into Canada
commented 2016-02-10 17:29:51 -0500
Hi Holly. That was another great video that was very informative. If you have a moment, can you please take a look at the link below? It is about oil and Saudi Arabia. I would love to hear your opinion on it. Thanks.

commented 2016-02-10 16:01:44 -0500
PEGIDA CANADA, anyone? Contact: horationelson@myself.com Let us get organized. The Email address is protected.
commented 2016-02-10 15:28:38 -0500
Refiners in Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and New Brunswick alone imported about 650,000 barrels a day from foreign producers in 2015.. mainly Saudi Arabia, and at substantially higher price vis-a-vis Alberta oil… about 5 billion per year loss of revenue to Alberta plus and other 6 billion or so cost to Canadians due to the higher cost. And if that isn’t bad enough, we are needlessly giving between 1 and 2 billion per year to the Saudi government owned Aramco which finances the aspirations of the Saudi government (hegemony, terrorism, sufism and wahhabism, etc..).
commented 2016-02-10 13:06:27 -0500
The bottom line is, Obama and Trudeau are both members of that Death Cult/Political Platform, called Islam.
commented 2016-02-10 11:32:08 -0500
GERRY FLADAGER commented 5 mins ago
Obama has been bought so many times he has lost count.

Obama’s key kickback source is George Soros – the same George Soros that pays minimum wage to all those paid protesters across Canada – for whatever the nonsense reason – oil, climate change, 1%’ers, etc.

While the world looked at Obama’s skin color, the world missed Obama’s ideologies – dictatorship pig!!!
commented 2016-02-10 11:24:15 -0500
Obama has been bought so many times he has lost count.
commented 2016-02-10 11:15:20 -0500
Trudeau Joke to share with your friends:

Why is Junior like a tennis ball?

He’s yellow on the outside and hollow on the inside!
commented 2016-02-10 11:13:59 -0500
This has never been in doubt. Standard Oil chose not to participate in the Athabasca Oilsands, missing out, hence finance the campaign against a competitor. Standard Oil = Rockefeller Foundation. There is no other reason for keeping down Western Canadian Oil, which is small change compared to other world developments; and has the strictest environmental hurdles compared to other world sources.

They found their willing shills in Canada, notably Suzuki, who they bought off. How else can one explain a below average genetics professor and CBC front man becoming a multi-millionaire? There is no other explanation than him being bought.

Quebec Liberals like Coderre the same. Shut down the Eastern Canadian market to Western Canadian oil, then ultimately Eastern Canada will need to pay the price for oil set by American suppliers. However, the Liberal shills will get their kickback as a reward.

Of course, we can look at the Indian Chiefs, who have lined their pockets at the expense of their people.
commented 2016-02-10 11:04:42 -0500
Good report and very true…however another reason is that Barky is also bought and paid for by the radical environmental agenda…hence his insane plan to tax oil by 10%…
PM Selfie is very much the same as he’s surrounded himself with activists as well
commented 2016-02-10 10:50:37 -0500
Look at that smirk on Nutley’s face These radical socialists are doing everything to ruin our economy and deprived Canadians of cheaper energy costs Thank you bunch of idiots who voted in these anti Canadian governments Four more years my GOD welcome to the third world enjoy your stay
commented 2016-02-10 10:13:53 -0500
Hi Holly,

KEYSTONE IS OPERATIONAL. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline

Keystone has been operating to Kushing, OK since 2012 and to Galveston, TX for US export since 2014 – or thereabouts.

The leg of pipeline Obama canceled saves pileline cost per barrel – about a buck – to Kushing. Look at the wiki map.

The issue of single customer is correct and it’s Saudi, Russian kickback to BC, AB, PQ and Ontario that is blocking any Canadian oil from leaving the west coast and the east coast.

Irving (east coast) is likely on the take by continuing to import Saudi oil for eastern Canada.

Saudi(US) and Russia(US) want control over China’s market. Europe controls Africa which is always an unstable supply.

This is just the US controlling the game. Always been this way. And Trudeau, Wynne, Notley and Clark are all living off Saudi and Russian kickback to make this happen. Our alleged leaders are Canada’s top treasonists.

Love what you do!!!
commented 2016-02-10 10:00:03 -0500
The reason Obummer is anti Can-Am pipeline? Two words: Soros and Buffet – both Dem financiers and both invested in interests in competition with Canadian oil and pipeline energy transit.