The oil/tar* sands of Alberta in general and the Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines in particular are some of the hottest energy topics in North America right now. They also happen to be
obsessions pet peeves of mine. Not having a Twitter account, I in effect spam my own Facebook wall by posting article after article about oil pipelines; in the past 3 weeks alone there’s been 9 posts – and there hasn’t even been any real news on the subject!
It has become one of the few energy topics I feel truly qualified to discuss, which is just one reason why I like yapping about it so much. The other reason is that it is not just about energy – the oil/tar sands, KXL, Northern Gateway and the potential West-East pipeline are so tightly wrapped in Canadian, American and international politics that it’s hard not to salivate. Like bacon-wrapped shrimp.