Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has filed an application with the U.S. Department of State to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Keystone XL would have the capacity to transport 700,000 barrels per day, delivering crude oil to […]
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The oil sands have played an important role in Alberta’s economy for more than four decades, but the last 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in interest from both industry and the public. This EnerFAQs provides an overview of Alberta’s oil sands, discusses both mining and in situ production methods, and explains how the […]
Two energy truths face the world in the 21st century: worldwide energy demand is expected to grow by 50 per cent by 2030, and fossil fuels continue to be the dominant form of energy—accounting for 86 per cent of global consumption. Alberta, Canada is positioned to play a major role. The western province ranks second […]
It doesn’t matter where the U.S. gets its oil from because all oil exporters are the same.
Former Obama national security advisor and retired general Jim Jones has emphasized the stability of the Canadian-American relationship saying, “Every day it becomes more evident for our nation to achieve true energy security…”
Shutting in Canadian oil sands will have no effect on those unstable regimes that seek to harm the United States’ national security interests.
The Council on Foreign Relations has concluded that production from Canada’s oil sands could weaken such states by displacing their production and driving down prices.
Importing oil sands from Canada will weaken America’s national security.
National security experts, including high ranking members of the Obama administration, have stated that national security will be strengthened by deepening the U.S.-Canadian energy relationship.