The Death of Tar Sands Oil

Former Prime Minister Harper put all of Canada’s eggs in the oil basket. He bet the farm and lost. The price of oil plummeted as the USA embraced fracking and became Canada’s competitor instead of customer. Saudi Arabia dropped oil prices to 25% of what they were. Competing clean energies such as solar and wind rapidly dropped in cost. Canada’s tar sands oil is very expensive to produce. We could not even afford to produce it at 0 profit. To cap it off Obama killed the Keystone pipeline, (though Trump revived it).

In addition environmental concerns rose, both the contaminating of soils and rivers and also CO₂ emissions that cause climate change.

Canada’s tar sands oil is both extremely dirty and extremely expensive.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)