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    Default CTV News: GAO report finds multiple problems with Keystone Pipeline

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/gao-...source=twitter

    Long story short: Government Accountability Office finds that TC Energy's record is among the worst in volume of oil spilled per mile transported, validating the Biden Administration's decision to cancel the project.

    I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of pipeline safety, leak prevention, etc. I figure there are a few of you that are more well-versed than me on this. Objectively, what are your thoughts on their criticism of TC Energy's track record? There's no doubt that Keystone XL would've been great for us as Albertans.
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    Now let's cancel line 5 and make it an election issue.

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    line leaked 11,000 bbl in 2 years while transporting 700,000 per day. The pipeline could move that much volume in only 23 minutes

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    Pipelines are all the worst. How quickly we forget the disaster caused by pipelines in Lac-Megantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Now let's cancel line 5 and make it an election issue.
    We deserve the pain that's coming when line 5 is shut down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Pipelines are all the worst. How quickly we forget the disaster caused by pipelines in Lac-Megantic.

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    Yep. Good thing the GAO doesn't assess pipelines from the Middle East or Nigeria...

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    Should build a 1.1 million Volt DC power line like China instead. What could go wrong.
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    Why is the GAO assessing this pipeline anyway? Isn't that pretty far outside thier mandate?
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    This is why reporting spills is a bad idea.

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    Texans have that figured out

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexualbanana View Post
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    Long story short: Government Accountability Office finds that TC Energy's record is among the worst in volume of oil spilled per mile transported, validating the Biden Administration's decision to cancel the project.

    I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of pipeline safety, leak prevention, etc. .
    This post would fall squarely under Liberal Struggle Tweets. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Why is the GAO assessing this pipeline anyway? Isn't that pretty far outside thier mandate?
    Actually, I mis-read / didn't read, I take it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Why is the GAO assessing this pipeline anyway? Isn't that pretty far outside thier mandate?
    Congress gifting Biden some good news?

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    Of course, the majority of the public will only see the sensationalist headlines and not read the actual report, linked here: https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-588
    Some of the main points:

    P.20
    Using PHMSA’s performance measure for the number of accidents
    impacting people or the environment per total miles of pipeline owned by
    an operator, Keystone’s six such accidents put TC Energy consistently
    better than the nationwide average
    , though less so in recent years

    P.21
    According to PHMSA’s reported 3- and 5-year averages, as well as a 11-year average we calculated using PHMSA
    data, TC Energy was consistently below the nationwide average of
    accidents impacting people or the environment per pipeline mile
    , although
    less so for the most recent 3- and 5-year averages (see fig. 5)

    P.22
    Although TC Energy was better than the
    national average over the decade and for the 3-year average (2018-2020)
    for this measure, it was worse for the 5-year national average (see fig. 6).
    PHMSA reports that when ranking operators’ 5-year averages from
    lowest to highest, TC Energy ranked 57th out of the 80 pipeline operators
    with 300 or more miles of pipeline carrying crude oil, refined oil products,
    or biofuels. TC Energy’s 5-year average ranking reflects the fact that the
    two largest oil spills in Keystone’s history occurred in 2017 and 2019
    .

    From Fig 6:
    The Nationwide (US) 5-year average for barrels spilled per "billion barrel miles" is 8.36
    TC Energy had a 5-year average of 9.03
    A difference of 0.67 barrels per BBM

    So they cherry-picked a narrow time period where TCE had two of their larger spills to justify their foregone conclusion to cancel a new project being built with the previous lessons learned.

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    I'm fairly certain MSM reports everything accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidI View Post
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    Yep. Good thing the GAO doesn't assess pipelines from the Middle East or Nigeria...
    Pipeline.... River.... What's the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    We deserve the pain that's coming when line 5 is shut down.
    I like how a lot of that pain would be felt in Ontario and Michigan.

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    Aaand thats why it wont get shut down

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