Hope it's a real slow upturn.
We just couldn't keep paying what we were paying, up here in Canada. It affected everything we did, as everything we bought/ate/consumed was trucked or flown or railed to us.
What a lot of "car-less" urban Canadians don't understand, or refuse to admit, is we need fossil fuels every month of the year up here.
Not just for the above mentioned items(basically to live), but also to heat our homes and businesses and the very water they wash their precious, carbon free tushes with.
I just can't believe our luck. You live your life under a tyrannical cloud like OPEC or the Berlin wall and then suddenly things that you never thought would end.....just change.
I was born just before they erected the Berlin wall and I just lived with the fact it would always be there. One day it came down ! (a big thank you to Ronnie Reagan and Maggie Thatcher BTW).
Same with OPEC. The b@$turds set up shop just as I got my license and I thought we'd always be held hostage by them.
It got worse with them. There is irrefutable evidence some of those countries were funding people that hated us. It irked me that every time I filled my pride and joy I was somehow buying bullets that were being aimed at my soldiers or the soldiers of my allies.
When Canada started processing the tar sands and America found shale oil, I wanted to kick the teeth right out of the head of ANY environmentalist who opposed it.
There are priorities in life and in my rose coloured world, as soon as you are able, you stop buying oil from people that hate your very existence...... FIRST.....PERIOD.
The Canadians that oppose the oil pipeline are just sanctioning another Lac Megantic disaster.
That's just pure selfishness. Any oil we can pump down a pipe, means we don't have to rail it through cities, where environmentalists(and other second rate humans) live.
Oil by nature isn't clean......surprise, surprise environmentalists ! Arabian oil doesn't taste any better than oil sands oil.
OPEC oil funds, trains and equips terrorists. Canadian tar sands oil provides jobs, gross national product and pays your public service wages through taxes.
Imported oil does NONE of that.....and we still have to pay you $116,000.00 a year to teach grade one.
The mistake the A-Rabs in OPEC made, was they allowed oil to remain high long enough so we could pay for tons of research and development in the extraction process. That allowed us to extract oil from tar sands for less than half what it used to cost.
We're now sitting on 300 years WORLD supply in Athabasca. America is also in a good position too.
The biggest fear now, in Canada, is that politicians (Ontario Liberals) will swoop in and tax the living $h!t out of us, to take any savings we might realize, away from us in gas/carbon taxes.
The idea of paying carbon taxes, in a world where there are still people that can't feed themselves, is INSANE.