STUDY: The Role of the Canadian Oil Sands in the US Market (IHS CERA)

A key uncertainty about the future role of the Canadian oil sands is whether the US government will allow production from Canada to expand its reach into the United States. The US Department of State (DoS) is reviewing the application by TransCanada to build a pipeline from alberta, Canada, to the US Gulf Coast. For the […]

STUDY: Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Key Issues (CRS)

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 […]

Myth vs. Fact: Nebraska’s Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act

MYTH: Legislation such as Nebraska’s Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act slated to “protect” states from potential damages caused by the Keystone do not hold TransCanada fully responsible for all incidents that could occur. FACT: The Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act [1]sets rules for pipeline companies, such as TransCanada, to follow, but allows for other agreements made between […]

Myth vs. Fact: Keystone Pipeline

MYTH: The original Keystone pipeline was riddled with issues that will only be repeated – not improved. FACT: In its final environmental review of Keystone XL plans, the U.S. State Department concluded that the project would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States and that it would have “limited adverse environmental impacts.[1]” […]

Myth vs. Fact: Construction of the Keystone XL

MYTH: The construction of the Keystone XL will create few jobs with little potential for employment longevity. FACT: TransCanada has defined project labor agreements. The Keystone XL (KXL) project will support about 20,000 jobs in the U.S. – 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs over two years – representing work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, […]