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Washington Canada: Pipeline and Crude Oil

washington canada: Some economists have questioned Trudeau's claims that expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline would help Canada reach new oil markets in Asia, instead of simply expanding into existing U.S. markets in California and Washington, according to National Observer. Canada already has the ability to ship oilsands crude to Asia via the existing pipeline. ; At the same time, the world is swimming in lighter crude oil that's easier to refine. We see the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as critically important in ensuring that we have access to international markets. According to a 2018 Greenpeace report, over the last five years, two-thirds of tankers loaded with crude oil from the existing Trans Mountain pipeline went to California. But U.S. opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline is heating up, with legislation on oil spill prevention and oil spill cleanup regulations for heavy crude oil either already on the books in Washington, or proposed in California. And a spur of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline called the Puget Sound Pipeline splits into two destinations in Washington state, supplying U.S. refineries. ( As reported in the news.