From Victoria, BC Times Colonist’s Jack Knox column this weekend…
Trudeau travels to B.C. in support of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
"Had Justin Trudeau arrived in Victoria a couple of hours earlier Thursday, he could have watched the empty oil tanker Nave Pyxis slide past the Victoria waterfront, bound for Singapore.
Another oil tanker, the Alaskan Frontier, was docked across the strait at Port Angeles. Yet another, the Polar Enterprise, was anchored off Anacortes, while the crude carrier RS Aurora was just up the coast at Cherry Point, near Bellingham.
We already have plenty of oil tankers, roughly one a day — most from Alaska, some from Russia and elsewhere — gliding past our front door on their way to Washington state’s five refineries, four of which are within 60 kilometres of Greater Victoria.
That’s in addition to the 30 to 50 tankers that fill up at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby terminal each year."
But hey, 3 or 4 times as many couldn’t hurt, right?