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Q: Should Canada sell our oil to China or the US?

It has become a battle between building the Keystone pipeline to Houston http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline or the Enbridge pipeline to Kitimat (pacific port) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enbridge_Northern_Gateway_Pipelines for shipment to Asia (I mean China).

Should we let China move in and slowly take over our oil industry or should we let the US continue to do so?

8 years 28 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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They are selling off the tar sands now to China and everyone and the USA tells us what they will pay for oil and gas. Alberta used to have money in the Heritage Fund, it's almost gone now.

 I think we're really are running out of oil when the tar sands looks good.

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On a related point, we will send the oil thousands of kilometres to China and the cost of gas would still be higher in Canada than in China ..........

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I don't know much about the economics of the case you mention but surely it would be in the best interests of Canada and the Canadians if you sell your oil to the nation, (or nations) who will pay you the most, either in cold hard cash or in 'fringe benefits'.

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Canada is hardly one of China's largest trading partners and as such it truly hardly matters.  See the chart below from wikipedia, please.

 

RegionExportsImports[1]Total tradeTrade balance European Union356.0211.2567.2+144.8 United States324.5122.2446.7+202.3 Hong Kong268.015.5283.5+252.5 ASEAN170.1192.8362.9-22.7 Japan148.3194.6342.9-46.3 South Korea82.9162.7245.6-79.8 India50.523.473.927.1 Russia38.940.379.2-1.4 Taiwan35.1124.9160.0-89.8

 

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Sell the oil to either or both, I don't have an opinion on it. But only sell the oil, not the Canadian based oil companies. Shouldn't be selling Nexen to CNOOC, that is a step in the wrong direction. Perhaps we will see come Dec. 10th.

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sell the stuff  ..dammitt  ........  sell sell sell  ...progress progress progress...canada is somewhat insignificant in the worldly finance thing, but as resources dwindle, maybe a littlle more say..nah ..dreaming...........  both Keystone and Enbridge Pipeline should be going today,  ......  Nexen to CNOCC is 3% of Canadian oil  ..not a  big deal  ..get on with it.

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goofy hugh g   has it right ...........  if you got it..sell it...highest bidder  ...duh... sell it all .... pave it  ........  do your best to make a parking lot out of the whole flipping world ....... you will not succeed and us green folks will enjoy the parks that become available after we have finished growing

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I  am all for survival of the fittest ...   I have enough oil and gas and clean water to last me forever ...... I am Canadian ...........  please don't send  a million or a billion folks to drink my water or  I will retaliate with  a hockey puck to your nose.

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Perform a cost/benefit analysis and make the decision.

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Sell it to the Iranians.

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Sell it to China.  I think every country should sell their excess oil to China.

 

The sooner gas prices in the US go to $10 per gallon, the sooner alternative fuel vehicles will be un-mothballed by the oil industries that buried them before they saw the light of day.

 

Then the US will once again have a technological edge over the rest of the world (for a few months at least), global oil prices will plummet, and Green tech will be the rule of the day.

 

Then all the bunnies will hold hands with the magical fairies and they will sing Tina Turner songs while farting pixie dust.

 

Oooh... It's medication time.  My favorite time of the day.

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Obama shut down the pipeline to win votes and money from radical enviro-marxists. Plain and simple and everyone knows this. 

 

Sorry for the good American people who would have benefited but 51% of your shltheads voted Obama into a second term.

          Canada, wisely, decided it can't afford to count on the USA (or rely on it) anymore. Let BC people make huge cash, let Alberta become wealthier and by all means let's power up with China.

 

Besides, why invest so much in an increasingly irrelevant USA. China is where the world is happening. 

 

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Gas Prices

 

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Sell to both but refine it in Canada. 

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I think we should sell Canada, all of it to the USA and split the money among the population, if we get enough to move to someplace warm.

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To everyone commenting 'against' jknox00.

 

Whether he is a wumao or Chinese is (in my opinion) irrelevant, he is an absolute classic case of an internet troll, and I'm sure you've all heard the advice, "Don't feed the troll". My advice is to take that advice, he gets all excited when you answer him and they get an almost sexual arousal when you argue with them. Don't do it, they enjoy it.

 

BTW, I won't answer any comments to this as that would be against my own advice.

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Solution simple:

Sell it to China.surprise

Give it to the US of A. For Free!!!

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"Should Canada sell our oil"? I have no further comment.....make it clear to who's oil it is we are talking about now. 

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CONNECTION  between INNOVATION  and NECESSITY........  get rid of/use up, sell the damned oil, burn the timber (or make toothpicks then make landfill),....move on to bigger and better things!!!!!!!!

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