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, […]

NEWS: Progress on highway bill but Keystone unresolved: senator (Reuters)

Reuters Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on a U.S. Senate-House committee are making progress on finalizing a transportation spending bill, Senator Barbara Boxer said on Wednesday, although a provision that would fast-track the Keystone XL crude pipeline is still unresolved. The committee’s starting point is a two-year, $106 billion bill to fund road, bridge […]

NEWS: Massive Canadian oil sands deposit may offer new hope for U.S. fuel security (Fox News)

Fox News by John Roberts Outside of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, America has no energy security plan. The next best thing may lie 500 miles north of the U.S.-Canada border in a remote area of Alberta. Here, in an area roughly the size of Florida, lies the largest single deposit of petroleum anywhere in the […]