Re: Wrong destination for pipeline

January 25, 2012

The old route of Keystone XL pipeline was over the Ogalalla Aquifer ended at refineries near Houston and Port Arthur, Texas. How low above the 20th-century sea level are those refineries? Any new infrastructure projects should remain at least 100 feet above current sea level. How high will salt water rise down there during 21st, 22nd and 23rd centuries? It is cheaper, safer, saner and shorter to build a pipeline from Alberta to the existing refineries near Chicago. Texas exports oil and gas products to many other states. Piping more fuel into Texas and Oklahoma is simply insane. See http://www.eia.gov/state. Use a less expensive short pipeline to pipe excess oil into the Midwest, which imports fuel.

Ron Renkoski
Blooming Grove, Wis.

From the Jan. 25-31, 2012, issue

One Comment

  1. James C. Davis

    January 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Mr. Ron Renkoski:
    You are forgetting one thing Texas is where the refineries are. The obama crowd (EPA)will not let anyone build refineries anywhere that might interfear with spotted owls, frogs, salamanders, etc;
    The amount of oil that will be shipped thru the pipe line cannot be used at the existing refineries in the mid west. Since obama stopped the pipe line, the person that will profit most is Warren Buffet, he owns the freight lines that would carry all that sludge. Can you imagine the destruction that would happen if and when the first fully loaded train derail and the whole thing burns

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