Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil

MYTH: The Keystone XL pipeline is only for the transportation of Canadian oil. FACT: Keystone XL pipeline will also transport domestic oil. According to TransCanada, 25 percent of oil intended for the Keystone XL will come from Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.[1]   North Platte Telegraph, “Keystone pipeline benefits touted…,” 13 March 2012  

Myth vs. Fact: Keystone Debate

MYTH: The Keystone debate is a pure political play and a partisan issue. FACT: The Keystone XL debate has in fact turned into a political issue – one that fosters bipartisan support and consideration of all economic and environmental impacts. In April 2012, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support […]

Myth vs. Fact: Pipeline Safety

MYTH: Oil sands pipelines are different than regular oil pipelines and are unsafe. FACT: Pipelines carrying oil from the Canadian oil sands are no different than other pipelines designed to carry petroleum. Those pipelines designed to transport heavy oils operate under higher pressure levels than is necessary for lighter crude oils, but as is true […]

Myth vs. Fact: Oil Spills

MYTH: Oil derived from the oil sands is more likely to cause spills. FACT: Oil from the Canadian oil sands – a common energy source that has been transported in the United States for years — pose no more of a threat to U.S. pipelines than any other source of crude oil.[1] In fact, no […]

Myth vs. Fact: Are the Oil Sands Corrosive?

MYTH: Oil derived from the oil sands is more corrosive than other crude oils. FACT: Bitumen, one of the types of crude oils derived from the Canadian oil sands, assumes similar characteristics to other heavy crudes once it is upgraded for pipeline transportation. By the time the upgraded (or “diluted”) bitumen reaches the piping network, […]

Myth vs. Fact: Profits from the Keystone Project

MYTH: Only ‘Big Oil’ stands to profit from a successful Keystone project. FACT: The Keystone XL will create jobs, boost the economy and secure U.S. energy supply. Had the project not been delayed, in addition to the pipeline jobs, Keystone XL would have created upwards of 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2012 alone due to the […]