Oil spill math doesn’t give confidence in Enbridge

Enbridge has been advertising across the country its record over the past 10 years.

Enbridge has been advertising across the country its record over the past 10 years.

I have had a good chuckle as to the way Enbridge oils its way around its figures. I quote their figures that in the last 10 years 12 billion barrels were shipped with a safe delivery at 99.999 per cent. Lets look at the .001 percent that was not shipped safely.

Calculating .001 per cent of 12 billion equals 120,000 barrels. A barrel has 159 litres.

So Enbridge is really saying that over the last 10 years they have lost 120,000 x 159 litres of oil, which is more than 1.9 million litres. Can we trust that their record through the Rockies as compared to the flat lands of Alberta will be 100 per cent free of an oil spill?

Derek Rennie

Saanich