Today, President Obama opened his end-of-the-year press conference, proclaiming that 2014 was a “year of action” – meanwhile it’s clear that after six years and five environmental assessments, President Obama still has not even bothered to read the State Department’s report on Keystone XL. If he had, he would know that every one of his […]
Big Question from President Obama’s Press Conference: Where is He Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL?
Billionaire Keystone XL opponent Tom Steyer, along with the group Consumer Watchdog, attempted a tough sell today, again rolling out the previously debunked claim that Keystone XL will raise the price of gas at the pump. As their report puts it: “U.S. drivers would be forced to pay higher prices for tar sands oil, particularly […]
- Without the facts on their side, Keystone XL opponents are resorting to intense, aggressive political pressure campaigns.
- Meanwhile the facts are clear:
Keystone XL is environmentally sound and a safe means to transport Canadian energy resources;
It will create thousands of American jobs;
It will help the United States achieve energy security; and,
If Keystone XL isn’t built, Canada will still develop its oil sands and oil sands will find another way to the Gulf coast.
U.S. Crude Oil Stays in the United States. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2011, 99.7 percent of the crude oil produced in (or imported into) the United States was also consumed here, which means less than one-half of one percent (0.3 percent) was exported. Simply put, the United States does not export crude […]
The oil sands are a strategic resource that contributes to economic opportunity and energy security for Canada, North America and the global market. The oil sands comprise more than 97 percent of Canada’s 174 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. In 2010, production from the oil sands was 1.6 million barrels per day. While seven […]
Pipeline Safety Oversight in the United States Liquid petroleum pipelines carry crude oil and refined petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, etc.) across state and even country borders (interstate & international) as well as within states (intrastate). Pipelines are widely acknowledged to be the safest and most efficient way to move energy products […]