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What is the Keystone XL Pipeline?

The United States imports too much oil from overseas.  Building the Keystone XL will bring 830,000 barrels a day of Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast where it will be made into gasoline, diesel or aviation fuel to be sold in the United States. 
 

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Obama Urged to Link Up Keystone XL

Obama Urged to Link Up Keystone XL

Washington Examiner editor Mark Tapscott has a question for the President of the United States: …what’s Obama waiting for on the northern link? Keystone XL’s southern leg pumped billions into Texas and Oklahoma, so what’s Obama waiting for on the northern link? BY MARK TAPSCOTT | JULY 11, 2014 | 8:44 AM President Obama has…

$4 Gasoline on the 4th of July

$4 Gasoline on the 4th of July

$4 a gallon gasoline is being spotted at the pump this Fourth of July. Here are four things Consumer Energy Alliance recommends the U.S. do right now to make sure a gallon of gasoline is affordable by this time next year. Approve key infrastructure projects including the Keystone XL Pipeline Open the Gulf of Mexico…

Pew Research Poll Finds Liberals Split on Keystone XL

A new poll from Pew Research finds wide support for KXL from the American public. Young and old; Republican and Democrat; Conservative and…well, only folks who call themselves “Solid Liberals” oppose construction.  Considering the spread of support is just 27 points (the smallest range of any demographic group polled), with 30% of “Solid Liberals” wanting…

Gulf Coast Pipeline: “big economic benefits to communities…”

Consumer Energy Alliance sponsored study finds the Gulf Coast Pipeline left Oklahoma and Texas with over $5.7 billion in economic activity. “We still have a very anemic and weak economy, and we have folks that are fighting like hell not to have a project like this,” said Michael Whatley, executive vice president of CEA.” –…

Texas and Oklahoma Counties are Winners in Pipeline Construction

Texas and Oklahoma Counties are Winners in Pipeline Construction

While lawmakers stall on the decision to approve the final stages of the Keystone XL pipeline, a study commissioned by Consumer Energy Alliance and prepared by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University finds that counties in Oklahoma and Texas through which the Gulf Coast portion of the KXL was constructed benefitted immensely from…

7 Things You Should Know about Pipelines & the Economy

TransCanada’s $2.3 billion infrastructure investment over 17 months turned into $5.7 billion in economic activity for Texas and Oklahoma (Texas: $3.6 billion, Oklahoma: $2.1 billion). The economic activity from Gulf Coast construction supported $1.04 million in labor income in Oklahoma and $1.7 million in Texas. 50 contractors located in 19 states were utilized to provide…

Rural Texas Counties See Boost from Gulf Coast Pipeline construction

Rural Texas Counties See Boost from Gulf Coast Pipeline construction

Construction from the Gulf Coast Pipeline brought $3.6 billion in new economic activity and $1.7 billion in wages for area workers, a new report prepared for Consumer Energy Alliance by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University finds. Small businesses along the construction route, which passes through 16 Texas counties, reported upticks in business and revenue as a…

Oklahoma Economy Finds a Boost from Pipeline Construction

Oklahoma Economy Finds a Boost from Pipeline Construction

Oklahoma benefited from $2.1 billion in new economic activity and $72 million in local tax revenue from the 17 months of construction for the Gulf Coast Pipeline project, a new report released today from Consumer Energy Alliance. Lincoln County, located to the northeast of Oklahoma City, benefited the most with $470 million in economic activity…

Gulf Coast Pipeline System: A Catalyst for American Jobs and Energy Security

Gulf Coast Pipeline System: A Catalyst for American Jobs and Energy Security

The Keystone/Gulf Coast Pipeline System: A Catalyst for American Jobs and Energy Security Prepared for Consumer Energy Alliance By: Bernard L. Weinstein, Ph.D., Terry L. Clower, Ph.D., and Nicholas J. Saliba, B.B.A., B.S., B.A. June 25, 2014 Introduction In just the past decade, the North American energy industry has undergone a rapid transformation.  Thanks to technological advances…

POLL: 62% of Democrats Support Building Keystone XL

POLL: 62% of Democrats Support Building Keystone XL

A Morning Consult – Story Partners poll released this week shows 62% of likely Democrat voters support building the Keystone XL Pipeline. Who else is supporting Keystone XL? 57% of 18 to 29 year old 72% of independent voters 54% of self identified Liberal voters 70% of female voters 62% of Democrats who voted in…