THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT SAYS that if only B.C. would allow a second pipeline to be built, our gasoline prices would go down.
If only it were true.
The new pipeline will not supply more gasoline to B.C. and it will not reduce our gasoline prices. The reason is hardly a surprise: the new pipeline will carry crude oil, not gasoline. A report uncovered by reporter Justine Hunter confirms that.
The report was commissioned by Trans Mountain with the hope that it would demonstrate the need for a new pipeline. To no one’s surprise, that’s what they found.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.