Refineries at Fort Mac would still need pipelines

A refinery near the oil sands would still need a way to get the product to market, reader says

Re: “Build the oil refineries in Fort McMurray, Progress letters, April 30.

If only it were that simple.

Okay, build a refinery there with the money you saved from building pipelines.

Now, what do you do with the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel you produce? You have to build a pipeline.

Then, how do you market the valuable by-products left behind that are in demand worldwide for products we use every day and the (bitumen-asphalt )road we drive on?

I got it: dilute the residue with some diesel and build another pipeline.

Alan J Wilden

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