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Why Canadian Natural is bullish on oil, with or without Keystone XL

Financial Post -- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is betting the Keystone XL pipeline will eventually get the go-ahead and believes the deep discounting on Canadian oil caused by pipeline bottlenecks is already on its way out.

Even if it’s wrong about Keystone XL, the large heavy oil producer said it will push ahead with other transportation options before dialing down its oil growth plans, backing up what the U.S. State Department said last week in its environmental assessment of the proposed pipeline from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf — that Canada’s oil will be produced, no matter what.

Of course, oil companies have been wrong before. But if Canadian Natural is right this time, it would mean the end of an 18-month chapter that started with rejection of the pipeline by the U.S. president, under pressure from


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Submitted Mar 08, 2013 By: Nicoalbum
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 2:59:42 AM

FrankLee: good point and indeed, tar sands are even more extracted b/c oil need to be steamed out of the base.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:11:14 PM

I strongly disagree when the media says oil is "produced"- IT'S NOT; IT'S EXTRACTED... from a pool that is finite for all practical purposes.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:09:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 3:10:05 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, Nicoalbum.
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wshutton
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 10:50:39 PM

Oil always finds a way.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:56:38 PM

Keep the faith Canadian oil interest. Your crude oil production will get to markets as soon as new pipelines are built to the south (Keystone XL) or to the East or to the West or maybe all three directions.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:32:47 PM

Keystone XL will never be approved by Obama and his EPA minions.
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Focus2
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:29:28 PM

Deep discounted Canadian Bitumen or tar sands oil to the Wood River refinery did nothing to bring down prices at the pump here in Illinois!
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PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:26:19 PM

Money talks..
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:25:33 PM

sounds like BS
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:22:54 PM

Someone will make money.
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I don't really care any more. I want a plug-in electric vehicle.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:18:51 PM

Joint venture?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:18:50 PM

SOme people are bullish
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:16:47 PM

Keystone XL and Canadian Natural? Is this a story about beer??
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:13:20 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:12:22 PM

We should build our own refineries up here! I agree with this comment
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:12:09 PM

Of course...they can sell it for higher And or sell more of it so they make out either way!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:11:32 PM

We should build our own refineries up here!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:09:50 PM

@OGW, you just argued against your own position. One factor that's keeping crude prices down in the northern plains states is the fact that there's a glut of Alberta oil that is landlocked. If it does get out, gas prices WILL go up in that region of the country. Why would we want to help that along with Keystone???

We do not and never had a sweetheart deal for Alberta tar sands at a discounted price. Canada wants top dollar for that semi-solid asphalt they call tar sands. It's not a matter of Canada being forced to sell overseas. They WANT to sell it overseas. They want the most money possible for it, even if it means we have to pay more, too.

Now, why would we want to help them???
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:08:35 PM

Go for it Canada.
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Drill Baby Drill!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:06:58 PM

Good....
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:06:39 PM

All that oil is going to China anyways.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:06:11 PM

what me worry?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:05:00 PM

good for them
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It works!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:02:36 PM

Contrary to what some say, the Keystone XL pipeline is a game saver for Americans. American companies are exporting their own domestic prodution in record quantities which will push prices up at home even more. Canada has countries knocking on their door for their Alberta oil but they would rather sell it to a friendly nation and that discounted Alberta oil has been keeping American consumer's prices in check. If the Canadians have to sell it overseas then domestic US prices will radidly climb as the world market is much more expensive and Canada would make more money selling it elsewhere. One way or another the Canadian oil will be sold and if not to the US, then it will be America who will feel the pain not Canada.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:00:59 PM

Good for business!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:00:25 PM

Let them find other ways to transport their oil. How much of a fight would they give us if the situation was reversed?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:59:58 PM

I hope they are bullish without Obama's support...
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:50:46 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:49:58 PM

The Keystone XL pipeline is a bad deal for America. We're getting nothing in return for sacrificing land. The Canadian oil will be exported outside of North America.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:48:29 PM

It's all about politics and the crappy leadership in Washington
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:46:11 PM

Boy, the Internet trolls are even more ignorant than usual tonight. Here's an idea. How about they all go to this website:

http://greedylyingbastards.com/

Maybe after seeing the movie trailer, their heads will explode.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:42:53 PM

Regulate Oil Speculation!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:41:58 PM

greed!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:41:53 PM

When will America get on board?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:41:39 PM

Once again, @wayoung56 is spouting more nonsense. It appears he has a limitless supply.

Is that what gets you out of bed in the morning, wayoung?

[Edited by: Aviator_Rob at 3/8/2013 11:42:24 PM EST]
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:40:00 PM

Sorry, @crmedic. Oil that's destined for the international export market will do nothing to lower gas prices here. Make the tar sands people pipe the oil east or west. If it spills, it'll be their problem.

Americans won't get anything out of a pipeline to the Gulf. All that Canadian crud is bound for China.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:39:20 PM

This is good
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WE LOVE YOU..YOU CRAZY CANADIANS!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:32:06 PM

They are gonna sell the oil one way or another. It will be cheaper to ship it via pipeline which would theoretically make gas prices lower.
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Someone will buy it for sure.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:29:11 PM

Because it makes money for them.
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ok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:26:24 PM

the XL pipeline will eventually get the go-ahead
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:22:30 PM

That raises the question:
What's the difference between Canadian beer and Canadian oil?
--The oil tastes better!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:16:59 PM

it's all relative though...
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