Northern Gateway to drain Alberta refineries of oil, jobs :  Enbridge’s
figures show dramatic drop in Western Canada refinery activity: AFL
EDMONTON – Western Canada’s refineries will lose tens of thousands of
barrels of oil per day when the Northern Gateway pipeline is
constructed, according to a new analysis released by the Alberta
Federation of Labour.  The AFL is before the Joint Review Panel on the
Northern Gateway pipeline in Edmonton. AFL President Gil McGowan says
Western Canadian refineries – most of which are in Alberta – are in for
a massive drop in throughput due to the Northern Gateway pipeline.  “The
drop in refinery activity will mean thousands of jobs lost,” says Gil
McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour, which represents
150,000 working Albertans, including 25,000 in the energy sector and
energy-related construction.  “This pipeline will ship our raw resources
to refineries in China. It will raise the price of bitumen and
permanently undermine our ability to refine oil sands in Canada,” says
McGowan. “It will hollow out our refining industry and impose higher
costs on our refineries, and ultimately, Canadian consumers.” (via BO.LT)

Northern Gateway to drain Alberta refineries of oil, jobs : Enbridge’s
figures show dramatic drop in Western Canada refinery activity: AFL
EDMONTON – Western Canada’s refineries will lose tens of thousands of
barrels of oil per day when the Northern Gateway pipeline is
constructed, according to a new analysis released by the Alberta
Federation of Labour. The AFL is before the Joint Review Panel on the
Northern Gateway pipeline in Edmonton. AFL President Gil McGowan says
Western Canadian refineries – most of which are in Alberta – are in for
a massive drop in throughput due to the Northern Gateway pipeline. “The
drop in refinery activity will mean thousands of jobs lost,” says Gil
McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour, which represents
150,000 working Albertans, including 25,000 in the energy sector and
energy-related construction. “This pipeline will ship our raw resources
to refineries in China. It will raise the price of bitumen and
permanently undermine our ability to refine oil sands in Canada,” says
McGowan. “It will hollow out our refining industry and impose higher
costs on our refineries, and ultimately, Canadian consumers.” (via BO.LT)