Premier Notley says ‘PIMBY’ to new Alberta refinery

On Premier Rachel Notley’s Christmas list was new petroleum refining capacity for her province of Alberta. In early December she issued a request for expressions of interest in new capacity to Alberta’s oil and gas industry and though nothing came down the chimney December 25 the end-date on her inquiry is February 8, so she may still not be disappointed. Alberta has four refineries at the moment but the premier evidently thinks a fifth, or maybe expansion of the existing ones, would help the province deal with its increasingly land-locked resources.