Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Frozen Rats That Have Thawed For At Least Three Days

No, not Congress.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this month said that Keystone’s proposed route across Nebraska put the endangered American burying beetle at risk. The agency said the black and orange-spotted insect could be spared, and the project move forward, if proper procedure is followed.

That means pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. (TRP) will have to trap and relocate the one-inch beetles, using frozen rats that have thawed for at least three days for maximum pungency, according to detailed protocols U.S. authorities have drawn up to protect the burrowing bug.

via Beetle-Bedeviled Keystone XL Needs Dead Rats to Let It Be – Bloomberg.

Rats are much maligned.



TransCanada will build Gulf Coast leg of Keystone XL
February 27, 2012, 18:26
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Doesn’t need fed approval for that.

TransCanada said Monday that a 700,000 barrel-per-day Gulf Coast leg originally part of the Alberta-to-Texas Keystone XL proposal is now a separate $2.3-billion US project that doesn’t require a cross-border presidential permit. Obama denied Keystone XL a construction permit in January, following a delay of the project last November caused by an extension of U.S. environmental review.

The link between an oversupplied Oklahoma oil storage hub and the world’s largest refining market in Texas will help relieve a glut in crude supply in the U.S. Midwest upon startup in mid to late 2013, the company said.

via Update: TransCanada has “significant” commercial support for Gulf Coast pipeline: executive — Calgary Herald.



Mike Klink’s opinion piece on the Keystone pipeline

Appeared in Journal Star on December 31, 2011. Klink says TransCanada does shoddy work with shoddy materials, spills a lot of oil out of their pipelines, and calls it success.

Mike Klink: Keystone XL pipeline not safe.



TransCanada gas pipeline in ‘death spiral’
December 17, 2011, 13:23
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Fixed or increasing costs, declining revenue.

From the Toronto Star,




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