Buy Movies & Books |Subscribe|Bookmark|Follow Us

My Account|About Us|Contact Us|Staff|Place an Ad
Home > Columnists >
November 10, 2011

TransCanada: Clock Ticking on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Executives at TransCanada said they would continue working with U.S. officials on getting the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline eventually built. The Obama administration announced Thursday it would delay a final decision on a permit for the pipeline until 2013, after the U.S. presidential election. Russ Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada, said that although his company had already studied 14 different routes for the project, they would soon meet with the U.S. Department of State on additional options. "We remain confident Keystone XL will ultimately be approved," said Girling. "This project is too important to the U.S. economy, the Canadian economy and the national interest of the United States for it not to proceed." Keystone XL will ship heavy crude oil from Canadian oil sands projects to the U.S. Gulf Coast where refineries have been processing heavy crude from Latin America for several years. But the proposed 1,700-mile route has stirred up nationwide opposition in the United States, particularly in Nebraska where opponents say it poses too much of a threat to the Ogallala aquifer. "Because this permit decision could affect the health and safety of the American people as well as the environment, and because a number of concerns have been raised through a public process, we should take the time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all the potential impacts are properly understood," Obama said. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a written statement the approval process should have been completed long ago. "Reviewing pipeline permits is usually a technical process," Lugar said, adding, "It seems unlikely to be a coincidence that delay of Keystone XL comes at a time when the White House was under tremendous political pressure." Girling said TransCanada was prepared to make Keystone XL "the safest pipeline ever built" but urged the United States to make up its mind quickly so that oil shippers and refiners could make their long-term supply plans. "If Keystone XL is continually delayed, these refiners may have to look for other ways of getting the oil they need," he said. "Oil sands producers face the same dilemma -- how to get their crude oil to the Gulf Coast."

Comments :

Hayat


01/13/2015
Dear Jan,This week, Rep. -will vote on a bill that includes a mauesre to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Arctic Refuge is our greatest wilderness icon and is home to caribou, polar bears, and hundreds of bird species that migrate to all 50 states and six continents. It’s a pristine, intact ecosystem that is unparalleled in North America, and for the first time in six years, pro-drilling Representatives are pushing to open this amazing place to Big Oil’s dirty, dangerous drills.There are some places in this country that are just too extraordinary to drill, and the Arctic Refuge is one of them – Rep. Payne needs to hear from you before this important vote.Please call Rep. -at (202) 225-3436 today and ask him to vote against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and HR 7 the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (also known as the Transportation bill.) Where is the petition for this?

Udval


01/13/2015
"it's quite a bit further to take the Keystone SOUTH tuohrgh the US but the OBVIOUS question is WHY shouldn't North Dakota AND Canada REFINE the oil so that they transport the much smaller volume of the refined product?"A 42 gal. barrell of oil produces 42 gallons of other things, Larry, the 19 gal. of gasoline is only one of those products. You still have total of 42 gal. of products to deliver to where they are needed. What advantage do you see to refining in North dakota where there is one refinery? Here's the comparison. Be sure to check out the capacity differences also.And before it even comes up, if you are going to suggest building more refineries somewhere, you might want to check for yourself how much time and money it takes, and more importantly, how EPA requirements make such an enterprise so difficult, that only recently have 2 new refineries been started in the US for the first time in over 35 years.Another great example of the laws of supply and demand being distorted by government. Nort Dakota 1:Mandan Refinery (Tesoro), Mandan 60,000 bbl/d (9,500 m3/d)All of Canada 26:26 refineries. Find details yourself if you are interested.Texas 28:Baytown Refinery ExxonMobil),Baytown 560,640 bbl/d 89,135 m3/d)Big Spring Refinery (Alon USA), Big Spring 61,000 bbl/d (9,700 m3/d) Beaaumont Refinery (ExxonMobil), Beaumont 348,500 bbl/d (55,410 m3/d)Borger Refinery ConocoPhillips/Cenovus), Borger 146,000 bbl/d (23,200 m3/d)Corpus Christi Complex (Flint Hills Resources), Corpus Christi 288,000 bbl/d (45,800 m3/d)Corpus Christi Refinery (Citgo), Corpus Christi 156,000 bbl/d (24,800 m3/d)Corpus Christi West Refinery (Valero), Corpus Christi 142,000 bbl/d (22,600 m3/d)Corpus Christi East Refinery (Valero), Corpus Christi 115,000 bbl/d (18,300 m3/d)Deer Park Refinery (Shell Oil Company), Deer Park 333,700 bbl/d (53,050 m3/d)El Paso Refinery (Western Refining), El Paso 120,000 bbl/d (19,000 m3/d)Houston Refinery (Lyondell), Houston 270,200 bbl/d (42,960 m3/d)Houston Refinery (Valero), Houston 83,000 bbl/d (13,200 m3/d)Independent Refinery (Stratnor), Houston 100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m3/d)McKee Refinery (Valero), Sunray 158,300 bbl/d (25,170 m3/d)Nixon Refinery (Blue Dolphin) Nixon, Texas 15,000 bbl/d (2,400 m3/d)Pasadena Refinery (Petrobras), Pasadena 100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m3/d)Port Arthur Refinery (Total), Port Arthur 174,000 bbl/d (27,700 m3/d)Port Arthur Refinery (Motiva Enterprises), Port Arthur 285,000 bbl/d (45,300 m3/d)Port Arthur Refinery (Valero), Port Arthur 325,000 bbl/d (51,700 m3/d)Penreco (Calumet Penreco LLC), HoustonSan Antonio Refinery (NuStar Energy), San Antonio 10,300 bbl/d (1,640 m3/d)South Hampton Refinery Arabian American Development, Silsbee, Texas 6,000 bbl/d (950 m3/d)Sweeny Refinery (ConocoPhillips), Sweeny 229,000 bbl/d (36,400 m3/d)Texas City Refinery (BP), Texas City 460,000 bbl/d (73,000 m3/d)Texas City Refinery (Marathon Petroleum Company), Texas City 72,000 bbl/d (11,400 m3/d)Texas City Refinery (Valero), Texas City 210,000 bbl/d (33,000 m3/d)Three Rivers Refinery (Valero), Three Rivers 90,000 bbl/d (14,000 m3/d)Tyler Refinery (Delek Refining Ltd.), Tyler 62,000 bbl/d (9,900 m3/d)Can you see why a pipeline would be a much quicker and cheaper way to get the job done?You could have figured this out for yourself if you had really been interested.

Lorren


01/16/2015
accutane diabetes

Maisyn


02/13/2015
campuses-or auto insurance quotes car heart problems livitra prescribe work regularly car insurance quotes distractions fueling optic nerve viagra cialis overall improvement supplements above viagra 25mg online happy

Nyvaeh


02/21/2015
large auto insurance right things happening insurance auto coverage plans waste insurance quotes auto its value sr2 car insurance quotes car driving while online car insurance taken away

Zaiya


04/21/2015
factors online classes truly doubt seen cheap california auto insurance relative ease sba reports online schools time over schools online college degree programs computer more online college degrees school hold masters degree online program own pace online colleges school size-to-major common question online colleges marketing degree

Charlotte


05/12/2015
imminently results homework help extract books essay writing help strong introduction paragraph write me an essay getting into essay write my essay cheap very ideas homework help whether angle homework help hard perfectly written essay service mind

Tawny


07/11/2015
http://carinsurancequotesvin.top/online_payment_of_car_insurance_premium.html http://carinsurancequotesvin.top/cheap-auto-insurance-for-military.html http://carinsurancequotesvin.top/howtogetautoinsurancequotesonline.html http://carinsurancequotesvin.top/commonwealth-bank-car-insurance-online-quote.html http://autoinsurancequotesmax.top/car-insurance-for-the-unemployed.html http://autoinsurancequotesmax.top/directautoinsurancesmithfieldnc.html http://autoinsurancequotesmax.top/cheap_auto_insurance_for_new_york.html http://autoinsurancequotesmax.top/vehicleinsurancepolicytypes.html

Chris


07/29/2015
http://myonlinecollegecourses.net/health-administration-online-degrees.html http://myonlinecollegecourses.net/top-us-universities-for-phd-in-management.html http://myonlinecollegecourses.net/olluonlinedegrees.html http://myonlinecollegecourses.net/nutrition_degree_online_free.html http://myonlinecollegecourses.net/mathdiagnostictestcollege.html

Miracle


08/12/2015
http://gilbertsollars.com/carinsurancequoteswithtesco.html http://alladventurousdo.com/online_car_insurance_dubai.html http://alladventurousdo.com/state_unemployment_insurance_rates_2012.html http://littleladiescleaning.com/cheapautoinsuranceinriversideca.html http://littleladiescleaning.com/cheapest_car_insurance_quotations.html http://cfengineers.com/compare_auto_insurance_in_toronto.html

Lyddy


08/13/2015
http://kslicedesign.com/nocarinsuranceinnewyork.html http://canada-care.com/autogeneralinsurance.html http://canada-care.com/hawaiicarinsurancecompanies.html http://autoinsuranceplain.info/cheapautosinsurance-net.html http://carinsurancerate.pw/auto-liability-insurance.html http://baronsblooms.com/cheap_car_insurance_in_nj_for_young_drivers.html http://baronsblooms.com/averagecarinsurancerates.html

budget car rental insurance


12/15/2015
unique car insurance cheap car insurance tampa, quote on car insurance nyc car insurance, ma car insurance cheapest car insurance rates, aaa car insurance california car insurance colorado springs, countrywide car insurance grange car insurance, car insurance companys monthly car insurance cost car insurance edmonton, maricopa county public records search public records search free

Prescripton free cialis


02/05/2016
Is cialisonlineshopusa safe Viagra without a doctor prescription cannada Cialis price usa Where can i find coupons for cilas, Cialis coupons for walgreens, Cialis daily Legal tadalafil Buy cialis on line without prescription , Generic cialis made in usa Cheap cialis without a percription Cialis daily us pharmacy Online pharmacy usa cialis online

CharlesFab


01/15/2017
wh0cd306141 noroxin without prescription abilify meclizine 12.5 mg tab proscar generic for lasix advair nexium

KennethPhony


02/26/2017
wh0cd798102 buy trazodone

AlfredRob


03/04/2017
wh0cd560940 retin-a

BennypoP


03/05/2017
wh0cd642293 allopurinol over the counter

KennethPhony


03/06/2017
wh0cd385186 cialis

CharlesFab


05/29/2017
wh0cd589735 suhagra without prescription retin-a online

BennypoP


06/01/2017
wh0cd308841 provera cheap viagra mastercard

Aaronagigh


06/05/2017
wh0cd166163 INDOMETHACIN TABLETS Cymbalta

BennypoP


06/11/2017
wh0cd578410 buy cialis cialis 20 Buy Fluconazole Online

CharlesFab


06/13/2017
wh0cd589735 viagra zetia online DOXYCYCLINE amoxil price compare going here

BennypoP


06/17/2017
wh0cd308841 cephalexin capsules 500mg benicar colchicine how much is zithromax

BennypoP


07/10/2017
wh0cd84880 micronase copegus generic for procardia imdur generic trimox trecator sc without prescription azulfidine

Michaelarorm


09/01/2017
cialis price

KennethPhony


09/02/2017
buy cialis online

BennypoP


09/02/2017
cialis

Michaelarorm


09/06/2017
wh0cd4048055 levaquin 250mg doxycycline cheap buy tretinoin

CharlesFab


09/13/2017
prozac buy inderal tadacip

Your Name:
A value is required.

Comment: A value is required.

Please Enter Security Code:
security code

Top Movies & Books
Local & State:

HIFF Celebrates Third and Possibly Final Year in Middletown


Boys and Girls Club of Wayne


New Scandals Show Obama’s Contempt for the Constitution


The Wayne Public Library


Vila Verde