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Gulf oil slick: A potential boon for Canada

A ban on drilling offshore the US and the likely stiffer regulation on oil and gas companies to come should mean a greater reliance on Canadian energy

WHISPER it, but the US' misfortune could be Canada's gain. A ban on drilling offshore the US – temporary or permanent – and the likely political fallout that will force stiffer regulation on oil and gas companies operating in the US should mean a greater reliance on Canadian energy, writes Derek Brower. Naturally, few in the Canadian industry are saying as much. No-one wants to be seen rubbing his hands while the neighbours clean up the mess on their front lawn. But with new pipeline infrastructure on the way, Canadian oil exports from Alberta are increasingly targeting refineries on the US Gulf coast. And if the US wants to outsource its oil-exploration risk – but does not want to turn dow

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