What They’re Saying: Keystone XL

With the election behind us and a decision from Nebraska on the reroute plan expected in short order, voices are growing in number and volume in support of final federal approval for the Keystone XL pipeline. While rumors continue to fly that the project won’t see full approval until March or April of 2013, lawmakers […]

GUEST POST: American Manufacturers Help Make Oil Sands Development Possible

Guest Post by Chip Yost, Asst. VP, Energy & Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers Access to affordable energy sources is essential to the long-term prosperity of the U.S. economy and workforce The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) supports an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that utilizes the vast resources readily available to us in North America. […]

Guest Post: Oil Sands Development is Sound Small-Business Policy

Guest Post by Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Importing oil from Canadian oil sands represents a tremendous economic opportunity for the U.S., particularly for our nation’s small businesses. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) – which works to promote small business growth and entrepreneurship – knows full well […]

Proposed Keystone Expansion

Keystone XL TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project is designed to deliver 830,000 barrels of Canadian oil per day to U.S. refineries, the majority of which will be derived from Alberta’s oil sands. The $7 billion project will generate as many as 20,000 new U.S. jobs during construction alone and create $20 billion in new spending. The […]

Myth vs. Fact: Oil Sands Operations only Employ Canadians

MYTH: Oil sands operations only employ Canadians. FACT: A variety of manufactured goods and raw materials required for Canadian oil sands development are currently provided by American companies and American workers. Additionally, for every U.S. dollar spent on Canadian exports – including oil – up to 89 cents is spent on imports of U.S. goods and […]

Myth vs. Fact: Gulf Coast Export from US will Raise Prices

MYTH: Gulf Coast refineries will export refined products from the United States, thereby raising prices for consumers. FACT: Exported refined products consist primarily of heavier products that are not in demand in the U.S., such as diesel, residual fuel oil and petroleum coke. The vast majority of on-road motor fuel refined in the U.S. is […]