CN strike has left the province with less than a week of supply left.
Many Quebec politicians enjoyed scoring political points by attacking the Alberta energy industry.
But now, those same politicians may be realizing how big a mistake they’ve made by not embracing Alberta energy products, and by not supporting more pipelines from Alberta to the east.
With CN Rail on strike, Quebec has been cut off from their supply of propane, with the province now running out fast.
According to Quebec Premier Francois Legault, the province is down to just five days of propane supply, and he’s calling it an “emergency.”
The province could soon run out of propane, causing chaos at hospitals, farms, businesses, nursing homes, and more.
Quebec uses about six million litres of propane per day, and their reserves are a mere 12 million. The province has begun rationing, in an effort to stave off the moment at which they run out.
Notably, while there are massive propane reserves stored in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta, Quebec instead gets most of their propane from Sarnia, with a smaller amount being shipped by rail from Edmonton.
As Stephen Taylor said on Twitter, perhaps Quebec needs a pipeline?
“Can we interest you in a pipeline?”
Can we interest you in a pipeline?https://t.co/b8TsTHRtBC
— Stephen Taylor (@stephen_taylor) November 21, 2019
This goes to show how the political pandering and hypocrisy of some Quebec politicians is damaging not only the West, but also Quebec. Quebec could have access to a gigantic supply of energy, more than enough to fill all of their needs and have a massive reserve in place, if only their politicians would embrace Alberta energy and show respect to Alberta.
Instead, Quebec now faces a crisis that could cause real damage to people’s lives, and it was entirely avoidable.
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