Category: Keystone XL

Commentary: Energy exports — America cannot afford to delay

As global demand for energy increases, competition over oil and gas exports has intensified. This is how The Wall Street Journal portrays the situation in a recently published piece, “U.S. and Canada Vie for Big Gas Projects.” The article specifically notes competition from our northern neighbors on Liquefied Natural Gas and the race to build export terminals in North America for transport to Asia.  More »

Report: Keystone XL won’t add to carbon emissions

Keystone XL would not add to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published Thursday by an independent research group that echoed the findings of government-backed reports.  More »

NBC drops anti-Keystone ad during Obama’s ‘Tonight Show’ appearance (video)

An environmental group wants to know why NBC canceled its satirical ad critical of the Keystone XL pipeline at the last minute.  More »

Keystone XL backers blast Obama’s job claims

Supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are blasting President Barack Obama’s claims that the project would lead to relatively few U.S. jobs.  More »

TransCanada to build pipeline to Canada’s Atlantic coast

The announcement comes as TransCanada faces stiff environmental opposition to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline to refineries in Texas.  More »

Fact check: Obama understates Keystone XL jobs

President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in the Houston area, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.  More »

Republicans criticize Obama for Keystone jobs claim in interview

Congressional Republicans criticized comments by President Barack Obama about the number of jobs the Keystone XL pipeline would create, saying the remarks undercut his own efforts to highlight policies to boost the U.S. economy.  More »

Report: Keystone XL would boost oil sands output, emissions

Keystone XL would would lead to a significant increase in carbon pollution, because of added production of crude from Canadian oil sands, according to a report backed by environmentalists.  More »

TransCanada rebuffs EPA’s call for Keystone clean energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says TransCanada Corp. (TRP) should be required to buy renewable power to run pumps along the route of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a measure the company said is unworkable and unnecessary.  More »

Keystone risk worries U.S. oil sands investors

U.S. investors cut stakes in oil-sands stocks, including Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) and Cenovus Energy Inc., as delays to the Keystone XL project and the lack of pipeline capacity depressed Canadian crude prices.  More »

Report: Keystone XL will hike gasoline prices for some US drivers

California billionaire Tom Steyer and other Keystone XL opponents pulled out another weapon in their fight against the pipeline on Tuesday, by arguing that the project would cause gasoline prices to climb by up to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest.  More »

Climate Plan Prompts Look at Energy Transportation Emissions

With the President’s recent release of his Climate Action Plan, and his comments on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Consumer Energy Alliance believes its appropriate to examine the emissions associated with the transportation of crude oil. Its not just the refining and consumption of petroleum products that releases GHG’s. The transportation of oil from […]  More »

Oil industry uses Clinton, Bush to push Keystone XL (video)

The oil industry’s top lobbying group is launching an ad campaign aimed at convincing the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Obama’s Keystone approval could hinge on climate measures

The final verdict on the Keystone XL pipeline rests with Obama administration officials in Washington, but the project’s fate may hinge on decisions made in Canada.  More »

Oil to flow through Keystone XL’s southern leg this year

The northern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline may be mired in controversy, but the southern portion of the project is almost complete, company officials said Friday.  More »
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