Oil sands: Alberta eyes Arctic route to get its bitumen to market

EnergyWire: At a time when Canadian officials are aggressively defending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project, Alberta's Energy Department is quietly considering an Arctic alternative to carry their bitumen to market. The department is spending $50,000 to study the pros and cons of building a pipeline from Alberta's oil sands extraction sites north to the small native hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk along the shores of the Beaufort Sea in northwest Canada. The study, which is being conducted by the Calgary......

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