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Are we having the right conversation about Canadian oil?

By Allan Fogwill      

If cleaner energy is the way to go, wouldn’t an easy early step be to move towards a larger amount of domestic crude instead of relying on foreign imports?

For Central and Eastern Canada, we see that most of the crude oil going into our refineries is from imports, but Canadian light crude production has some of the lowest GHG emissions globally, writes Allan Fogwill. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

Would the displacement of foreign crude oil imports with Canadian crude result in the reduction of global carbon dioxide emissions and cost savings for refineries?

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