Canol Pipeline, a 10 cm oil pipeline built from 1942 to 1944 from Norman Wells, NWT, 1000 km to a refinery at Whitehorse, Yukon. The American armed forces, which urged the project on a reluctant Canadian government, wanted a secure supply of oil products to fuel defence efforts in the Northwest. The refinery was to produce 3000 barrels a day. The pipeline was a fiasco, costing over 5 times its $24-million estimate, and it was plagued by shoddy workmanship. Its deficiencies, exposed by a United States Senate committee chaired by Harry Truman, embarrassed the American military. When the pipeline was abandoned in March 1945 after 13 months' operation, it left a festering scar across the Canadian Northwest - a "junkyard monument to military stupidity."
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Coates, Kenneth S.. "Canol Pipeline". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 01 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canol-pipeline. Accessed 21 November 2018.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Coates, K., Canol Pipeline (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canol-pipeline
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Coates, Kenneth S., "Canol Pipeline". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; last modified December 01, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canol-pipeline
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Kenneth S. Coates, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Canol Pipeline", last modified December 01, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canol-pipeline
|Article by||Kenneth S. Coates|
|Date Published||February 6, 2006|
|Last Edited||July 16, 2014|
Canol Pipeline, a 10 cm oil pipeline built from 1942 to 1944 from Norman Wells, NWT, 1000 km to a refinery at Whitehorse, Yukon.