Oliver: EU more divided over FQD
Dec 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm in Business, News by tyler.king
The federal natural resources minister says European politicians are getting more divided over labelling oil sands crude as dirty.
Joe Oliver told the Vancouver Sun that a number of countries are now opposed to the EU’s “Fuel Quality Directive” because they’ve listened to Canada’s concerns about it being discriminatory.
A key committee met last Friday but didn’t vote on the proposal – Oliver says that’s because they knew there was a risk it would fail.
The FQD would categorize oil sands crude as emitting more carbon than conventional oil; the government is worried about the precedent that would set.