Canadian Shipper


February 19, 2019

‘We take action:’ Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

Edmonton, AB — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is spending $3.7 billion to move landlocked oil to market by rail — and it isn’t counting on Ottawa to pitch in. “We must take action today to provide more relief to our energy workers and the families who rely on these good jobs across this province and this country,” she said Tuesday. “Albertans don’t just stand by. We take action.” Notley said the best long-term solution is for new pipeline capacity to coastal ports, which would enable Alberta crude to be sold to overseas markets and ensure the best price. Investing in rail is a medium-term stop-gap as pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion to the West Coast remain in limbo,