Many have concerns following Trudeau’s oil tanker moratorium, including MP Bob Zimmer

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While environmental groups continue to celebrate the widely anticipated death of the Northern Gateway Pipeline, many Western Canadian oil patch executives remain critical of the Trudeau government’s announcement last week to follow through on an election promise and ban crude oil tanker traffic on the BC North Coast.

They argue the lack of export pipelines forces Canadian oil producers to accept a steep discount for oil they can only sell to American refineries, potentially making the US the big moratorium winner, if Northern Gateway does goes the way of the Edsel.

However, while he’s also concerned Northern Gateway could be lost, Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer believes the negative impact could go beyond that, and depending on the moratorium scope he suspects the Americans could once again find themselves engaged in some rather interesting talks with a group of Trudeau Liberals:

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