Filling up at the gas station represents only 43% of the oil we use. In fact, hydrocarbon by-products are all around us and shape our daily lives: telephones, ballpoint pens, clothing made from synthetic fibres, toothpaste… The city’s petrochemical sector, which provides 3,600 quality jobs, is heavily reliant on a steady supply of affordable hydrocarbons. This is exactly what the Western provinces have to offer. The question is therefore not if this oil will be transported to Quebec, but how: using a network of pipelines, most of which already exist, or by train, a riskier, more harmful option.
Technical Appendix :: La sécurité du transport pétrolier (in French only)
Media release :: 43% of oil becomes fuel for our cars. What about the rest?
|No More Oil Means No More Smartphones (Huffington Post, August 28, 2013)
Adieu téléphones, lunettes, stylos… (La Presse, September 9, 2013)
|Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi (ARGENT business news network, August 29, 2013)|