Saudi oil filling a New Brunswick refinery – what kind of a domestic energy policy is that?

A Calgary based oil trader wishing to remain anonymous recently went on record to say that Irving Oil has “fixed the 299,235t Kamakshi Prem to ship crude on January 21 from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia to its 300,000 b/d refinery in St. John, NB in Canada.”

Yes you read that right, Canada’s largest refinery, the Irving Oil New Brunswick facility, imports oil from Saudi Arabia. If you study crude trading markets, that news won’t come as much of as surprise since waterborne crude can originate anywhere, but for most of us, it’s a bit of a disconcerting shock. Why does Canada import oil at all, and if we must why from Middle Eastern nations like Saudi Arabia?

h/t RM

  • BillyHW

    You can’t build a pipeline in this cuntry, or even change the direction of existing ones, because women are allowed to vote.

    • k1962

      No, it’s the “aging hippy Liberal douches” and their young comrades.

      • BillyHW

        No, it’s the never ending supply of women who sleep with them.

        • There always seems to be women who like ugly men – Trudeaus I and II, for example.


          • ntt1

            they have to be ugly men with power , prestige and money. its all about securing a good mate to provide while pregnant. its ironic that most of these “modern ” women have any offspring immediately suctioned out in pieces, and destroyed creating falling birthrates and population replacement by hostile muslims.

          • It’s not even that.

            These women aren’t family-minded even at the biological level.

            And these ugly men aren’t worth talking to.

            How much money is worth it to mate with someone so g-d- ugly?

            There has to be something else at play.

          • Exile1981

            Most of the ugly rich men have wives who are not faithful. Look at Turdeau 1. Maggie was attracted to his power and money but she slept with anything else under the sun.

          • Double ugh.

        • David Murrell

          No, you are a woman hater.

    • That may be a sad but real analysis.

    • David Murrell

      Woman hater.

  • andycanuck

    Irving Oil. Irving Oil. That name seems familiar to me and connected to some party in Ottawa. Hmm. Whatever was that I wonder? Oh, well. I’m sure it will come to me.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I wonder if it’s that culture of failure.

    • David Murrell

      I have been writing and promoting conservative politics out here in the bush of New Brunswick since 1985 and it is true that for a long time the billionaire Irving family had supported big-L and left-wing politics.

      The nadir of this situation was when publisher Jamie Irving, president on the Irving newspaper monopoly, concocted the lie that the Prime Minister Stephen Harper pocketed Holy Eucharist bread, at a Catholic church service, instead of eating it. The Irving family suspended son Jamie for several months, and the family began to reconsider the left- wing politics that dominated its newspaper monopoly.

      One reason for this is that the left-wingers oppose shale gas development and the Energy East pipeline, and that conservatives support energy devrlopment. The Irvings finally saw the light and about five years ago, and started to support the Conservative party. I have been wiring op-eds in their newspapers, and the bias i the papers these days is basically centre-right. The papers support oil-natral gas energy in the same way Ezra Levant does.

      • Blame the leftists who hate both Harper AND the Eucharist for that one and the priest who should have known better.

        Fracking will save the Maritimes. It’s a pity that the Easterners don’t realise that.

      • Exile1981

        The problem is that as long as the pipeline review process is run by the left, no new pipelines will be built. These refineries will continue to give money to Muslim Terror states until the pipelines are built.

        I think the hatred of the pipelines is in two parts. First they want to prevent anything that smacks of commerce or wealth and second they want to suppress the economies of the Prairies.

  • Gary

    Justin needs the Oil supply for the $1,000,000.00 Classic 1956 Benz and he’d rather use motor Oil and gas from the Saudi’s that sanction Child-bride pedophilia , flogging women plus murdering gays.
    As long as little Omar ( the Saudi) goes down on Justin the saudi will get their Oil in Canada and try to shut down out Oil production . There were 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers that were Saudi’s and they Murdered 24 Canadian’s that , the cbc did a story about Chretien using the RCMP to get many of the Saudi Official out of Ottawa to the Airport.
    Yet the dolts in the media and in the NDP and Liberals bought the lies by Michael Moore that Bush allowed Saudi’s to leave the USA by Planes just days after the event , this as if Bush should have rounded-up all Arabs and Muslims until they proved they weren’t connected to the attack .
    For the record , those Saudi’s were part of a Chartered flight with about 80 non-saudi on the plane that was ordered to take-off and fly East over the Atlantic and not deviate from the path until it was outside US space .
    It would have be shot down if it even it try to head to New York City.

  • Fracking is bad, mkay?

    • tom_billesley

      All envirofascists know it’s bad because it rhymes with f^cking
      A gift to placard writers.

  • Physics grad

    Turdeau hates Alberta oil but he LOVES muslim oil.

  • tom_billesley

    It is vital to keep the money flowing to Saudi Arabia, the terrorist paymaster and financier of the wahabi/salafi dominated mosques.

    Saudis also need money to buy influence, like this: All the media talk is of corruption, but nobody is asking what the money bought.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    If it was queebecois manure they wanted to ship across the country in a pipe, no problem…

  • Exile1981