CN reminds the oil patch of a second option for oil

“Our infrastructure is already there. We’re not going to be the one to build tankage or vessel berths or anything like that in (Prince) Rupert. Certainly if there’s a connection to be made between producers and if there are buyers in Asia that want to buy it, the rail network is there, we’re ready to go now.”-- James Cairns, a vice-president with the Canadian National Railway reminding oil sand executives of the CN Rail option for their transportation needs.

The debate over shipments of oil from the Northern Alberta tar sands, currently focused on the Enbridge Gateway proposal may soon once again have another option to consider. Speaking at conference in Calgary to discuss the future of the Alberta oil sands, representatives of both Canadian railroads outlined their proposals to transport oil to coastal ports for shipment overseas.

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