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Imperial Oil going to Plan B for Kearl project

Imperial Oil is going with Plan B to get equipment to its Kearl project.

After a Montana court ruled it couldn’t use a public highway to transport the oversized loads, the company announced today it’ll break up the loads into smaller pieces and take it on other routes.

Each of the 150 loads will cost $500,000 to disassemble and reassemble, and will require 5 to 6 thousand hours of skilled labour by technicians for each load.

But Imperial Oil says the project will not go overbudget, and should still start on schedule by the end of next year.