Keystone fallout: Canada to offer oil to China

Theophilos Argitis and Jeremy Van Loon


via The Washington Times


President Barack Obama’s decision to reject a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline may prompt Canada to turn to China for oil exports.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in a telephone call [Wednesday], told Obama “Canada will continue to work to diversify its energy exports,” according to details provided by Harper’s office. Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver said relying less on the U.S. would help strengthen the country’s “financial security.”

The “decision by the Obama administration underlines the importance of diversifying and expanding our markets, including the growing Asian market,” Oliver told reporters in Ottawa.

Read the original article at Bloomberg.

Update: Labor union quits alliance with greens over Keystone pipeline

H/T WorldNetDaily

Update 2: Obama plays energy politics while China and Cuba drill wells and Keystone and Obama’s land of make-believe

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