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N.W.T. premier pitches ‘Arctic Gateway’ pipeline – CBC

Bob McLeod talks about shipping Alberta oil to the Beaufort Sea

How should Alberta get its oil resources to market?

It’s a question Alberta politicians and business leaders have been wrestling with for years.

With the Keystone XL pipeline facing political roadblocks south of the border, and Northern Gateway and Energy East facing similar scrutiny here in Canada, market access has been a challenge.

However, an idea floated by the premier of the Northwest Territories could offer a solution.

Premier Bob McLeod is looking into the idea of an “Arctic Gateway” pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta’s oilsands up north to the Beaufort Sea.

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