Anti Pipeline people are brain dead
Here are some interesting facts. Maybe a bit uncomfortable but still interesting. They are particularly important for those who believe that burning fossil fuels is bad for the climate. If climate change is one of the greatest threats humans are facing, then perhaps someone should give some thought to these numbers.
KEYSTONE PIPELINE VS TRAIN VS SHIPS, TO MOVE OIL
Someone with a smart brain spent time putting some numbers together:
1 Train has 100 cars, 2 engines and weighs 27,240,000 LBS.
1 Train carries 3,000,000 gallons of oil.
1 train uses 55.5 gallons of diesel per mile.
It takes 119,000 gallons of diesel to go 2150 miles from Hardisty, AB to Freeport, TX.
Keystone pipeline was to deliver 34,860,000 gallons of oil per day.
It would take 12 trains and 1,428,000 gallons of diesel to deliver that amount. PER DAY!
521,220,000 gallons of diesel per year.
The oil will still go to market with or without the pipeline.
By stopping the pipeline billions of gallons of diesel will be wasted and cause needless pollution.
Does that make you feel good?
Stop the Tar Sands all together? Then we must ship the oil from the overseas sandbox.
1 large oil tanker can haul 120,000,000 gallons of oil
1 boat takes 15 days to float across the Atlantic.
1 boat uses 63,000 gallons of fuel PER DAY, that is about 1 million gallons of the most polluting type fuel in the world PER TRIP.
Or take 3.5 days of Keystone Pipeline to move the same amount of oil with a fraction of the pollution.
*In international waters ship emissions remains one of the least regulated parts of our global transportation system. The fuel used in ships is waste oil, basically what is left over after the crude oil refining process. It is the same as asphalt and is so thick that when cold it can be walked upon. It's the cheapest and most polluting fuel available and the world's 90,000 ships chew through an astonishing 7.29 million barrels of it each day, or more than 84% of all exported oil production from Saudi Arabia.
Shipping is by far the biggest transport polluter in the world. There are 760 million cars in the world today emitting approx. 78,599 tons of Sulphur Oxides (SOx) annually.
The world's 90,000 vessels burn approx. 370 million tons of fuel per year emitting 20 million tons of Sulphur Oxides. That equates to 260 times more Sulphur Oxides being emitted by ships than the worlds entire car fleet.
One large ship alone can generate approx. 5,200 tons of Sulphur oxide pollution in a year, meaning that 15 of the largest ships now emit as much SOx as the world’s 760 million cars.
Eliminate all gas consuming cars and diesel vehicles?
Worldwide car gas consumption is 403,583,712,000 gallons a year. That's billions.
Worldwide oil consumption is 1,500,000,000,000 gallons a year. That's trillions.
It takes 2.15 gallons of oil to make 1 gallon of car gas and .6 gal of diesel.
So it takes 867,704,980,800 gallons of oil to run the worlds cars, most diesel vehicles for a year and some ships.
That leaves 632,295,019,200 gallons of oil for other uses.
Passenger vehicles are only a very small percentage of the problem.
If emissions are the problem, why not just capture them at the exhaust?
Create an industry to clean exhaust instead of crushing an entire industry and building a complete untested, replacement industry?
So are we willing to dramatically increase mining to get all the minerals necessary to make all these batteries and electric motors?
Mining is way worse for the environment than oil extraction.
Killing Keystone was glibly decided by emotional idiots without brains!