Hamilton Spectator, Opinion page

Maybe U.S. doesn’t need our oil

The truth is finally out, though it was hidden in a very small article among the Saturday Business section items. The U.S. is now the world’s biggest oil producer.

Perhaps that explains why Enbridge Inc.’s oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. is not making any progress. If the Americans are the largest oil producers in the world, maybe they are not in need of the “dirty” oil from Canada’s oilsands region.

Perhaps the project should be abandoned totally and redirected toward the Asian market for future sales. At least the problems to deal with would be all home grown, which may be overcome with good reasoning and planning.

Dez Miklós, Hamilton