January 30, 2016

(UPDATE: Now with +500K views!) Oil industry worker speaks his mind at Kinder Morgan protests!

Rebel Staff

Our Vancouver team caught an oil industry worker at the Kinder Morgan protest. 

You won't want to miss what he has to say to the professional protesters who are keeping him out of a job.


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commented 2016-01-31 19:21:02 -0500
He knows his stuff because he know the patch. He knows what its like to be gainfully employed and he knows what its like to have lost that pay-cheque. Like most of us here he is clear on the hypocrisy of the enviro’s, natives, and champagne liberals. He expressed it well.
commented 2016-01-31 19:09:49 -0500
That guy for Prime Minister. He is sure as hell is a lot smarter than Justin and he speaks better also. The guy was so good that it almost seems like a set -up.
commented 2016-01-31 19:03:07 -0500
I don’t know anybody, politician or otherwise, that could be stopped on the street – and speak as well as this guy. He obviously impressed most people here .
commented 2016-01-31 17:42:39 -0500
@andy Ellerby…I was thinking the exact same thing. We need someone in politics that actually knows what is going on and can articulate his views very well.
I would rather have him for Prime Minister right now than fancy boy Trudeau who hasn’t had an original thought in his life.
commented 2016-01-31 17:14:19 -0500
i wanna vote for that guy!!!!
commented 2016-01-31 16:56:35 -0500
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-01-31 16:40:14 -0500
Very well educated young man. With his demeanor and obvious education, I would believe that he is capable of managing a department within a oil company or any other company for that matter. Perhaps ( my conspiracy mode is kicking in ) That is what he is and a wig and work clothes are his disguise.
If not…then I apologize……..And we need more people like this in our workforce.
commented 2016-01-31 16:21:16 -0500
D Evans…you know there is medication for that,…..oh…is that a ball.
commented 2016-01-31 15:58:09 -0500
Well said!
commented 2016-01-31 15:20:30 -0500
Fantastic video. I am impressed by this young man’s knowledge and his ability to answer all questions completely and eloquently. Bravo Bernard.
commented 2016-01-31 15:14:01 -0500
He lost me at; “That being said”
commented 2016-01-31 14:58:09 -0500
Pro pipeline people like this fellow need to organize and go to these events to show the protesters that they do not represent most Canadians. These protesters would eventually get the message i would think if they were outnumbered and swarmed. I think this will eventually happen when enough people are hurting and the protesters are seen as the destroyers that they are.
commented 2016-01-31 14:50:35 -0500
Most these “anti- big oil / Anti-tar sands” groups are being funded by the US Tides foundation. Interesting note I did a quick online search to find out who the Tides foundation was and who their biggest money contributors were. The IRS receipts/ records are public and were easily found…. Are you ready??? Their biggest contributors include
1. The Atlantic Richfield Corporation better known as ARCO
2. The BP/British petroleum foundation
3. The John D Rockefeller foundation formerly Standard oil now aka Chevron and Exxonmobil

In the first two years of Obama’s administration the miles of pipelines in the USA went from 2,490,257 oil and gas pipeline miles in 2008, to 2,519,861 in 2010.

So that’s 29,604 additional miles of pipeline. According to NASA, the equatorial circumference of the Earth is 24,873.6 miles. The US built enough new pipelines to circle the earth and Obama even bragged about this fact. But which was the one that was blocked at every turn by environmental groups?? The ONE proposed pipeline that was going to carry Canadian oil (The keystone pipeline already exists, it was just going to be expanded and part of it rerouted)

Obama and the environmental groups allowed enough pipelines to be built that they would circle the earth @ 29,604 miles long, but one that was 1/29th as long @ 1,179-miles is the one that “is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, and will cause catastrophic climate change” (I guess the rest won’t LOL) was the bad one.

Now why are American oil companies paying people to protest the expansion and sales of Canadian oil? Simple= Canadian Bitumen sells for less per barrel than Standard american crude. If people are buying cheaper Canadian oil then they are not buying their American oil and it cuts into their profits.

American oil companies paying off a bunch of clueless leftists through a BS charity a few million a year to “like save the planet dude!” So as to not lose 10’s of millions in potential revenue is a good investment on their part.
commented 2016-01-31 14:48:53 -0500
Great comments from Bernard! Intelligent, well informed and well spoken. Outstanding!
commented 2016-01-31 14:28:56 -0500
Some facts about oil sands and pipelines transporting dilbit
(All the information below has been copied and pasted word for word from various material from the Source noted)

Canada has the third largest crude oil reserves in the world, after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Canada’s oil sands is mostly in Alberta and accounts for 97 percent of Canada’s total oil reserve (Source GoC)

The oil and gas producing sector, which depends on pipelines to connect to customers, directly employs roughly 190,000 people, and even more are indirectly employed. The oil and gas sector has become a key part of the Canadian economy, contributing nearly 8% to the country’s GDP and paying approximately $23 billion per year in taxes, royalties and fees to governments. A July 2012 report from the Canadian Energy Research Institute also showed that the economic benefits from future oil sands production depends greatly on the building of new pipeline infrastructure. If this pipeline capacity is built, it is estimated that direct, indirect and induced employment supported by future oil sands development could grow to an average of 630,000 jobs in Canada by 2035, up from 275,000 jobs in 2011, and that cumulative GDP could exceed $2.8 trillion dollars by 2035 (Source GoC)

Canadian pipe lining began in 1853 in Quebec. By 1947, only three Canadian crude oil pipelines existed. One was located in Alberta and transported oil from Turner Valley to Calgary. A second
moved imported crude from coastal Maine to Montreal, while the third brought American mid continent oil into Ontario. (Source GoC)

As of 2013 there were an estimated 825,000 kilometres of transmission, gathering and distribution lines in Canada, with most provinces having significant pipeline infrastructure. This includes 105,000 kilometres of large diameter transmission lines. Of this amount approximately 73,000 kilometres are federally regulated pipelines, which are primarily transmission lines. The 73,000 kilometers of oil and natural gas pipelines regulated by the NEB transport approximately 103 billion dollars of hydrocarbons each year. (Source GoC)

In Canada, the NEB regulates over 73,000 kilometres of pipelines that move approximately 1.3 billion barrels of oil per year. According to the NEB, these pipelines spilled an average of about 1,084 barrels per year between 2011 and 2014. This means that 99.999% of the crude oil and petroleum product transported on federally regulated pipelines arrives safely. During the past three years (2011–2013), 100 percent of the liquids released by these pipelines were completely recovered. The NEB’s Safety and Environmental Performance Dashboard presents statistics on the number and frequency of various incidents that affect pipeline safety, integrity and the environment. (Source GoC)

Is oil sands crude (diluted bitumen) more corrosive to pipelines than conventional crude oil?
Significant independent scientific research has been done on this subject, and the results show that bitumen derived crude is no more corrosive in transmission pipelines than other crudes. ASTM International – an internationally recognized agency that develops standards tests – recently published a guide (Guide G205) for measuring the corrosivity of crude oil under pipeline conditions, based on research conducted by several organizations, including the Canmet Laboratories of Natural Resources Canada. The guide describes test methods that enable a direct comparison of various crude oils, including bitumen. Corrosivity in transmission pipelines comes from two sources – water content and erosive constituents, such as mud and sand. Those substances are removed before crude oil enters pipelines for transmission. Moreover, for transport in transmission pipelines, the sand and water content of oil is strictly controlled and the combined basic sediment and water content must be less than 0.5 per cent by volume. In addition, crude oils, including bitumen derived crudes, contain little or no carbon dioxide (CO2) or hydrogen sulphide (H2S). Finally, pipelines carrying bitumen derived crude oil operate at the same pressure levels as pipelines carrying other types of crude oil. (Source GoC and UN)

Crude oil and dilbit spills on land. When diluted bitumen or crude oil is released onto land, or into soils beneath the ground surface, its movement in the ground depends on the soil types, oil viscosity, and the depth of the water table. Oil percolates deeper in coarse sediments, such as gravel than in fine sediments, such as fine sands, silt and clay. Extensive studies of a spill of crude oil at Bemidji, Minnesota have provided an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of crude oil in a subsurface setting. If crude oil is sufficiently fluid to move in the subsurface, it would migrate downward until reaching the water table, where it will sit above the water and could propagate horizontally along the ground water flow gradient. In most instances, the underground migration of the free phase oil (or diluted bitumen) is limited, and many small crude oil spills onto land have been remediated by excavating the contaminated soils. In the case of diluted bitumen, if spilled oil is exposed to the atmosphere, the evaporation of the diluent and the light fractions increase the oil viscosity and thus limits oil migration in the ground (Source UN)

Dilbit spills in water ways. For any crude oil spill, lighter, volatile compounds begin to evaporate promptly; in the case of diluted bitumen, a dense, viscous material with a strong tendency to adhere to surfaces begins to form as a residue. For this reason spills of diluted bitumen pose particular challenges when they reach water bodies. In some cases, the residue can submerge or sink to the bottom of the water body. The majority of the properties and outcomes that differ from commonly transported crudes are associated not with freshly spilled diluted bitumen, but with the weathered products that forms within days after the spill (Source UN)

In Canada if the operator is at fault, the pipeline company is completely liable for all costs to clean up a pipeline spill. In Canada, there is no limit on the amount a company may be required to pay to clean up a spill. In addition to being financially responsible for clean up, the company may also be fined or be subjected to other enforcement actions such as Board Orders and Directives or prosecution. (Source GoC)
commented 2016-01-31 14:23:11 -0500
Makes a very good point about the mayor, also about takers vrs makers, Most of the protesters would never be able to get a job in the oil industry as you likely need more skills than the vast majority of them have. Arts degrees and other useless degrees do not cut it in industry. He is right they want to sleep till noon then go collect some sort of social benefits they did not pay for.
commented 2016-01-31 13:57:01 -0500
Smart man. Like Drew pointed out, I wish we could remove all petroleum based products and conveniences from these people. How would they know of these protests without their computers, or gather without transportation?
commented 2016-01-31 12:46:14 -0500
Now that was to the point, and very well articulated!! I too am in his boots and as are many of my associates – all of which made huge investments into this sector are being robbed by plain stupid people – yet they still demand we support their lifestyles.
It’s time we begin pointing out the opulent, indecently lavish, decadent, irresponsible behaviors the Occupier type protesters live.
There times I reflect on what I see going on throughout this world – It’s like I’m watching some horrific science/political drama on HBO!! The Zombies are definitely taking ground!!
commented 2016-01-31 11:55:52 -0500
A lot of comments here about his appearance….the thing I find most evident of his intelligence is that he sought his livelihood in a workplace no woman would covet…thereby avoiding that toxic rivalry and the hen house office politics….probably gets paid much better as well when the industry is on it’s feet.

It’s really a shame that he would make a better professor than any of the masochists who were “collegial” enough to get tenure and they would make piss poor excuses as rig rough necks.
commented 2016-01-31 11:31:43 -0500
The young gentleman comes across as an well informed and intelligent individual. I agree with most posts before me and too bad his comments will fall on deaf ears. I assume it is known that the Trudeau money came from the oil business.
commented 2016-01-31 11:17:29 -0500
Maybe the best thing to do is shut the pipelines down for a couple of months and smart pig everything as soon as Ontario and Quebec wake up to frozen pipes they may have a respect for pipelines and Canadian oil P.S Canadian pipelines are the finest in the world not one country does the due diligence that that we do
commented 2016-01-31 10:53:21 -0500
This young man has discovered the down side to free expression – it gives a megaphone to idiots as well as to the intelligent – looking at the types of things being protested these days it’s obvious the most common element in the universe is not carbon – it’s stupidity.
commented 2016-01-31 08:26:26 -0500
Rae Fraser – that’s never going to happen! Our rock star PM isn’t interested in reality or doing what’s best for Canada. And this articulate man would put him to shame. JT can’t even say a whole sentence without stammering, and he has no idea of what’s really going on in any department. Can you imagine PM Harper spending all his time taking selfies?
commented 2016-01-31 04:59:47 -0500
Holy Moses! I hope Justin has the opportunity to meet this guy. He might learn something.
commented 2016-01-31 03:52:27 -0500
These are the folks I’m proud of as a Canadian; a well-articulated case by the gentleman. A better speaker than our stuttering PM.
commented 2016-01-31 02:49:10 -0500
Brilliantly put. Well spoken. Thank you.
commented 2016-01-31 02:31:42 -0500
We all use petrol products. Why not Canadian petrol? Let the lefties have a kick in the balls to smarten them up. By rail or by pipeline or both, It’s a good idea to use and sell this resource the whole world uses.
commented 2016-01-31 01:59:40 -0500
Yup my CNRail stocks should do well with a humongous increase in rail transport of Alberta crude (I should really buy into CPRail too) but that said – pipelines are more efficient and safer. But that is what happens when you elect f’nnn axxholes to gubmint. What will dumbaxx turdo say if there is another lac Megantigue?? Eh, what then turdo?????
commented 2016-01-31 00:59:52 -0500
I sure wish i could stop all oil products from being used by these fools. It would sure wake them up.
commented 2016-01-31 00:59:06 -0500
Well Said. Of course the trolls will hate such sensible speaking. Now that i am not working pipeline since it has been ravaged, instead of paying almost 900 a week in taxes , i am barely paying 90 every 2 weeks at my current job , i guess the left thinks this is how we prosper and pay for things?? And it makes me laugh even harder a the leftie fools who say the low wage earners pay so much and high wage earners do not pay their fair share, i would think 20 times is more than fair for making 3 times the money per hour.