Rail could ship Alberta oil to B.C.

Re: Oil refinery proposed for Kitimat (News, Aug. 22)

Re: Oil refinery proposed for Kitimat (News, Aug. 22)

A pipeline is not needed.

Bitumen oil from the Alberta tar sands can be shipped across B.C. by liquid cargo containers shipping tanks on CNR flat cars to Kitimat or Prince Rupert for shipping on cargo container ships to Asia or for a Kitimat refinery.

Condensate could be shipped in returning containers to the oil sands.

Two pipe lines are not needed, the railway is there. All we need is liquid cargo container shipping tanks.

Herbert Matthews

Saanich