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Fussy Eaters Decline Feedstocks

Posted March 13, 2010 7:36 AM by Sharkles

Retail energy consumers have long been able to pick and choose their suppliers, but specific feedstocks were rarely a deciding factor. Recent decisions not to use Canadian oil sand derivatives by food retailer Whole Foods Market and housewares giant Bed Bath and Beyond are changing the game. Oil sand has more carbon than crude oil and mining concerns environmentalists. One possibly unforeseen consequence: shunning North American resources shifts more demand to imported oil. Is this short-sighted? And how should the energy sector respond?

The article was originally published as Another Reason Not to Shop at Whole Foods on National Post.

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Re: Fussy Eaters Decline Feedstocks

03/24/2010 3:03 PM

This is a sad case of mis-information coupled with good intentions. Looking at the "big" picture of petroleum, Canadian oil sand is a far cry better for the environment and people! Wars and logistics are 2 very HUGE factors that should carry a lot of weight in determining what crude to use. Not to mention human rights, women's rights, destruction of jungles, contamination of water supplies....the list of conventional imported crude is ugly and long with sins. As an environmentalist and someone in the petroleum industry, I welcome Canadian oil sand. Any environmental problems will be handled a lot better in North America than other countries.... I think the environmentalists are being manipulated by other crude generators trying to maintain market share/domination....

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