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 […]

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, […]