Letter – Build our own refineries

Re: Kieran Report, Jan. 12-18

Build our own refineries

Re: Kieran Report, Jan. 12-18

Brian Kieran’s headline reads “US has interest in blocking Canada’s oil.” What that interest might be he never explains, except to assert without evidence Americans’ presumed desire to keep Alberta’s oil exports “landlocked.” I’d like to go them one better. Why not lock up our oil right here in Canada? Then,  instead of exporting only raw material, as is our short-sighted tradition,  we might export some finished, value-added product such as fuels, plastics or any of the myriad products manufactured from raw oil. If there is money for multi-billion dollar pipelines then surely there is money for refineries or manufacturing plants this side of the border.

Marty Hykin,Victoria

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