Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:17 PM
luckyleftyme2 (3,790 posts)
the right is sinking like a rock in water
the keystone pipeline and the right wing money group once again putting big bucks against helping american workers!
“Keystone will bring many benefits to the United States, but I believe the most important role that Keystone will play is to bring energy security to the United States during what has been recently some very unsettling times overseas,” Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president for energy and oil pipelines, said in a congressional hearing in December.
So, would TransCanada support US legislation requiring Canadian oil and products refined from it, such as diesel, to be sold only in the United States, asked Rep. Ed Markey (D) of Massachusetts, “so that this country realizes all of the energy security benefits your company and others have promised?”
“No, I can't do that,” Mr. Pourbaix said.
In an e-mailed statement, TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha writes that Keystone XL could help cut US reliance on Mideast and Venezuelan imports “by up to 40 percent.” He cites a 2010 US Department of Energy study that he contends says more Canadian oil would “help reduce US imports of foreign oil from sources outside of North America.”
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Most analysts agree that more Canadian oil flowing south would help reduce imports from other regions. Less obvious, however, is the fact that the Keystone XL pipeline is not actually needed to bring all that new Canadian oil to the US – a flow now projected to rise to 1.7 million barrels per day by 2030, according to the same DOE study. Often characterized by proponents as validating the need for the pipeline, that study actually found that Canadian oil import growth will go on at “almost identical” levels through 2030 using existing and new pipeline capacity as well as rail shipments – whether or not Keystone XL is built.
NAW THE RIGHT STILL THINKS THEY CAN SNOOKER THEIR BASE AND THE AMERICAN WORKER! exposure to the truth has stolen their thunder
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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:19 PM
louis-t (14,774 posts)
2. I thought I had settled in my mind that Keystone is only
for delivery of oil to the coast for refining and exporting. Is ANY of the tar sands oil coming from the pipeline to be sold here?