— City council president Blair Patton in Choteau, Montana, whose town is gearing up for an economic boom coming from a new equipment plant supplying machinery to Canada’s tar sands. Quoted in the Billings Gazette.
What is the true cost of a gallon of gasoline? And why do prices vary from country to country? An interesting animation from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
— Overheard on Twitter, regarding the Yellowstone River oil spill.
The recent oil leak in the Yellowstone River is bringing attention to the fact that U.S. oil pipelines are everywhere. While oil pipelines are an often under-reported portion of this nation’s energy and infrastructure debate, it’s not because there isn’t plenty to talk about.