Chinese Whispers? Or Cold-Hard Facts?

Oil sands energy will continue to be produced without KXL – it’ll just go to China instead of U.S. In a brief video appearance for The Nation last week, 350.org president Bill McKibben echoed a common theme for anti-Keystone XL activists:   “If Keystone [XL] doesn’t get built, it’s clear that banks and others will […]

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Supply in Perspective

FACT: The U.S. imports 8.9 million barrels of petroleum per day. One-fourth of those imports come from Canada — a significant supply that can increase with Keystone XL, while creating jobs and improving American energy security along the way. (U.S. Energy Information Administration.)   Download Infographic

Keystone XL Pipeline: Security, Safety & Support

Pipelines are widely acknowledged to be the safest and most efficient way to move energy products overland for long distances. Keystone XL is designed to be a state-of-the-art pipeline that will help diversify our energy supply and encourage domestic energy production. Download Infographic

Oil Sands: Reshaping Economies for the Better

Considering the oil sands region resides in Canada, we deem it part of our mission at OSFC to take a critical look at the latest information coming from the homeland to stay ahead of the curve. One such opportunity to shed light on the Canadian side of the debate came about last week with the […]

The Difference between Extreme and Efficient

There was a time in this country when the only way to access oil was to commission a boat, take it offshore, locate, engage and coax onto your ship a 175,000-pound whale, bring it back without sinking, and then, once cleaned, extract the relatively small deposits of oil from the animal’s carcass. You want to […]

Apples, Oranges, and the Oil Sands

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) added to the pile of conflicting well-to-wheels analyses with its report released this week, “The Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Oil Sands,” written in the context of the Keystone XL project. Just like its predecessors, CRS wades into the world of assessment comparisons, choosing previously-published reports with seemingly common variables […]