By Sabrina Fang
TransCanada the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline says they will continue to push ahead on project even if President Obama rejects it. In an interview with The Bakken Magazine Mark Cooper, a spokesperson for TransCanada, said, “This is definitely a project that’s in the interest of the United States. We’re very hopeful that the president and the administration will see it that way. Whatever result we get, we’re going to keep our options open for our next steps”.
The same can be said for the KXL supporters on the Capitol Hill who have vowed to fight until Keystone is finally built. Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D said efforts to pass a KXL bill are not over.
More KXL news:
Behind The Keystone XL Smokescreen – Pipelines Are Booming! – Forbes
While the Keystone debate rages, approximately 13,000 miles of new crude oil pipelines— ten times the length of Keystone XL— are being installed or proposed to go in service soon. This includes the Flanagan South line, a $3 billion undertaking built by TransCanada’s rival Enbridge that originates in Pontiac, Michigan and since starting up in November has been carrying about 550,000 bpd of oil down to Cushing, Okla. In addition, there are more than 55,000 miles of existing crude oil pipeline, including several systems which have been in service for more than 50 years.
Forget about Keystone: Canadian Crude Is Coming – Real Clear Energy
While Congress and the White House continue to wrangle over the Keystone XL pipeline extension, the oil industry is taking matters into its own hands. Markets are primed for an influx of Canadian crude oil, but with pipeline transport off the table for the foreseeable future, producers have built alternative modes to meet the demand. The problem is, recent disasters have soured legislators and environmentalists on road and rail for moving oil.
Bold Nebraska sues for beer revenues from Willie Nelson-Neil Young concert – Omaha World Herald
A leading opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline has taken bold action to recoup profits from beer sales at last fall’s benefit concert headlined by Willie Nelson and Neil Young. Bold Nebraska this week sued the husband and wife owners of a small-town restaurant that contracted with the organization to operate the beer garden at the September show.