Anyone want a Keystone?

(Photo, quinn.anya, Flickr)

Keystone seems to be on everyone’s minds this week, but for some, the name conjures up a few different thoughts.

Energy folks could discuss for days about the impacts of the 1,700-mile pipeline from Canada to Texas. But beer snobs would probably immediately jump to a cheap, watery beer made by Coors Brewing Company in Colorado with the same name.

Coors spokesman Colin Wheeler spoke about the potential impact of the pipeline on the beer’s brand.

“They share the same name, but that’s where the connection ends,” Wheeler said in an e-mail to National Journal. “As for potential impact on the brand, it’s highly unlikely.”

TransCanada named the new project pipeline Keystone XL after the first pipeline to cross the Canada-U.S. boarder, which is dubbed just Keystone. Sadly, it isn’t to pay homage to their favorite beer. In fact, TransCanada told the National Journal that there isn’t a special story behind the name.

However, it looks like a Keystone Light pipeline could be on the way.

TransCanada said it was exploring the idea of shortening the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to connect the Bakken shale play in North Dakota to refineries in the Gulf.

Maybe Keith Stone can be its spokesman.

21 Comments

  1. w00t

    Keith is saving up for a car.

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  2. Greg in Houston

    Good work-around. Build the US portion first, then connect it to Canada when the current environmentalist wacko idiots in Washington are replaced with different, pro-business idiots.

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  3. ntangle

    Since it’s Canadian owned, maybe they should’ve named it Molson P/L, eh?

    #3
  4. abtxoo

    What the hell has chron.com turned into? Deadspin? Enquirer? MediaMatters Wannabe? Make up your mind already…

    #4
  5. ryan

    I thought you must first have a positive rep to “take a hit.” But I can’t lie, Keystone Light is my dirty-thirty of choice.

    #5
  6. bob

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    #6
  7. eiioi

    Can’t tell if Greg in Houston supports the pipeline or not; apparently he’s just too busy calling people idiots and feeling superior.

    #7
  8. Texrob

    Only that moron in the Whitehouse would confuse a cheap nasty beer and a pipeline that he shot down.

    #8
  9. Orlando

    The real question should be, “is TransCanada taking a hit over naming one of their projects Keystone?” I don’t know a single person who drinks that awful beer. I’ll drink a Lone Star before I drink Keystone beer.

    #9
  10. BusyReader

    Do people actually *choose* to drink Keystone Light? I thought people only drink it because it is cheap.

    #10
  11. Adler

    Only an absolute moron would equate a petroleum pipeline with a brewery as a form of protest.

    #11
  12. SusanK

    So is that snow boarding? lol. OT, we need oil. Complete the pipeline already!

    #12
  13. Danilo-11

    That would make “Bud Light” the most popular beer in the US (smoking bud)

    #13
  14. DryCreek

    The beer sucks. The other is a pipeline. My first name is Michael. It is Michael Jordan’s first name, too. No one will ever confuse the two of us. Same goes for the beer and the pipeline.

    #14
  15. Chronex

    I enjoy your energy news, but sorry… The only credible Chron commentator on the stuff of beer is the esteemed Ronnie Crocker. It is his opinion that is paramount on this issue.

    #15
  16. henry

    Don’t worry Coors, anyone drinking Keystone probably doesn’t read the news.

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  17. tanstaafl

    Pipeline or not, if I’m ever low on cash I will take an honest Colt 45 over this Keystone Light swill.

    #17
  18. MrOldMan

    What? What is this about? People are confusing a pipeline with beer? I don’t really think that’s a problem. Geez.

    #18
  19. BillyBob

    That all caps fruitcake rant was FUNNY! Post more “bob”! We could use more laffs from the lunatic fringe.

    #19
  20. ken

    Call me crazy, but maybe it’s taking a hit because it taste terrible. It’s cheap, gross, and perfect for underage and college parties!

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  21. SarahATP

    All this for a pipeline across our country yielding very, very few “Long Term” jobs, to transport Canada’s raw material to the gulf where it will be partially refined and then exported out of the US while we continue to import oil for our needs, and export our greatest energy resource, Natural Gas.

    This will have potential for huge environmental harm. Maybe that’s why Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) was dead set against the route… until a few moths ago when $omething suddenly made him reconsider and be much more willing to “work things out”.

    The Ogallala Aquifer runs all the way down to Odessa… and to think a single “It’s Unsinkable” accident that does sink the ship occurs, it could contaminate water all the way to Texas. Besides, it’s going to require US military/governmental surveillance/protection, as it will be a HUGE target for nefarious foreigners, and even plain ‘ol “we hate the government” ‘Militias’. This is just scamming tax dollars to benefit the oil companies, as they will increase their export income dramatically, and we pick up the tab making sure if remains safe and protected. Give Main Street the shaft once again.

    #21