Russia, viewed by the Obama administration as hostile to U.S. interests, has discovered what may prove to be a vast pool of oil in one of the world’s most remote places with the help of America’s largest energy company.
Nothing really gives me the most exciting feeling than getting on the first lift ride of the day. Not knowing quite what the conditions are going to be like when you get to the top. But knowing that you need to get over those conditions regardless so you can make it to the bottom. Nothing better than that unknown.
Proposed route of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. This project was once called the “biggest project in the history of free enterprise." While the initial plan to create the pipeline met significant opposition in the 1970s, a consortium of aboriginal and multi-national corporations has recently revived the pipeline proposal. They face continued impact review processes, rapid changes in local marine and terrestrial environments, and volatile global energy markets.