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Old 10-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
I don't think that's true.

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Originally Posted by Donger
No, it's just easier and most cost-effective to expand existing refineries. Also no enviro-weenie BS to deal with.
See mlyons? Even Donger, who is very knowledgable usually about petroleum issues is aware of this fact.

They haven't been applying for some times. Usually the industry response is "the application process is just too difficult", citing environmental standards, and the environmentalists typically say "how would they know if they never try? It's to control prices".

Kind of a mexican standoff, but the ND news should be good for everyone. Of course they have plenty up there to refine with the horizontal fracking efforts.
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