October 23, 2012 - In today's Globe and Mail, Barrie McKenna writes about MLI's recently released report, Sustaining the Crude Economy, by MLI Senior Fellow Laura Dawson and Stefania Bartucci. An excerpt below:

The Alberta-B.C. fight over the Northern Gateway pipeline is an omen of what's ahead as Canada struggles to get its oil and gas to fast-growing markets in Asia.

A report released Tuesday by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute argues that distribution is the No. 1 challenge facing Canada's resource-based economy.

In addition to this media coverage, Daniel Proussalidis writes about the study for Sun News. In the article, "Asia is where it's at for Canadian oil exports: Report," he quotes co-author Stefania Bartucci. She says Alberta's oilsands crude has to get on Asia-bound oil tankers, likely on the West Coast. She adds, "It's clear that in order to diversify (our markets) we will need new pipelines. Where they go, that will depend on what regulators see as being feasible."

To read the full study, click here.

Catch MLI Senior Fellow Laura Dawson on CKWX News 1130 in Vancouver this weekend. She discusses the study in a feature piece for the all-news radio station.

 

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