Shipping crude oil on the Canadian West Coast required balanced and sustainable oil tanker traffic policies. Such policies are critically important for Alberta’s oil sands exports. Given the heightened political tensions and public concerns the key issue is whether growth in tanker traffic requires any changes to the present regulatory framework for marine transportation. Two experts Darryl Anderson and Joe Spears identified the existing international and domestic shipping policies that address safety and environmental risks at the Canadian Heavy Oil Association 2012 Fall Business Conference in Calgary on October 26th. The presentation concluded by proposing solutions that foster increased marine transport sustainability.
Shipping Crude Oil on the Canadian West Coast Research