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What is the Keystone XL Pipeline?

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.

Quit Dragging its Feet

Quit Dragging its Feet

KXL = 15 Million gallons of gasoline a day

KXL = 15 Million gallons of gasoline a day

The Keystone XL Pipeline will deliver 830,000 barrels of oil per day.  What does that mean for the everyday energy consumer?  If the 830,000 barrels of oil per day were refined into gasoline, the yield would be 15 million gallons of gasoline per day according to the Energy Information Administration.

KXL = 42,000 Jobs

KXL = 42,000 Jobs

Recent News

Railing against Keystone XL, Willie and Neil are Hurting Farmers

Railing against Keystone XL, Willie and Neil are Hurting Farmers

Two celebrity singers known for supporting America’s farmers will perform at a pipeline protest in Nebraska on Saturday despite the outcome of their advocacy damaging the livelihood of farmers throughout the Midwest. “The real world impacts of failing to build Keystone XL are causing damaging ripple effects,” said Michael Whatley of Consumer Energy Alliance. “Farmers…

Two Schools of Thought

Two Schools of Thought

September 19, 2014 is the six-year anniversary of TransCanada’s application to the U.S. Department of State for the cross border permit needed to build the Keystone XL pipeline. After six years of delays – six years, communities are not any closer to achieving the enormous economic benefits that the construction of the pipeline brings. This is not the…

Keystone XL Onramp Would Help Farmers Catch their Train

Keystone XL Onramp Would Help Farmers Catch their Train

Competition for freight trains from Bakken oil shipments continue to frustrate Midwestern farmers who need to ship their crop from the farm to the marketplace.  The rail-jam could have been avoided all together if the Keystone XL Pipeline, with its Bakken oil onramp, moved ahead on time. Now farmers are paying the price. Freight rail is…

Public Utility Commission Filing a Reminder Keystone XL Creates Jobs and Opportunity for South Dakota

Washington, DC – Consumer Energy Alliance Exec. VP Michael Whatley noted TransCanada filing with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission for certification of the Keystone XL route is a reminder that delays are keeping workers off the jobsite and blocking boosts to rural economies. “It is unfortunate the Obama Administration has dragged out consideration of…

Democrats Point to the Positives of Approving Keystone XL

Democrats Point to the Positives of Approving Keystone XL

Democrats inside and outside the Washington, DC beltway are pointing to the merits of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and presidential economic advisor Larry Summers made a pretty interesting analogy in explaining to a crowd gathered Tuesday at the Brookings Institution why pipelines are the best choice to transport energy. Summers explained using…

1,000 Construction Jobs Right Off The Bat

1,000 Construction Jobs Right Off The Bat

Keystone XL is a construction project. Just like building a road or a bridge, the pipeline will create construction jobs.  Skilled laborers, engineers and tradesmen will be needed to get the job done. An estimated 9,000 construction workers will be needed over the two years of construction. Terry Moore, the president of the Omaha Federation of…

Keystone XL Marks Six Year Anniversary…

Keystone XL Marks Six Year Anniversary…

Writing at Townhall.com, CEA’s Michael Whatley looks back at what six years of Keystone XL delays has meant for U.S. jobs. Michael Whatley – Keystone XL: Six Years And Still Waiting September 19th will mark the sixth anniversary of when TransCanada first applied for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Hurt the…

Ron Kaminski: Why Labor Leaders Are Committed to Keystone XL

Ron Kaminski: Why Labor Leaders Are Committed to Keystone XL

From Keystone-XL.com:  Being a business manager for the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) #1140 is a big job, and Ron Kaminski works very hard for the members he represents. So when projects like the original Keystone and the proposed Keystone XL come along, Kaminski considers them carefully to ensure he’s putting his members…

Another Labor Day without Keystone XL

Another Labor Day without Keystone XL

This coming Labor Day Weekend marks the fourth year Union construction workers will not be taking a day off from building the Keystone XL Pipeline to enjoy an end to the summer BBQ. Six years of delays are hurting, not helping, the thousands of people who will see benefits from pipeline construction. Independent and government reviews have…

Playlist Released for Willie Nelson & Neil Young Keystone XL Concert

Playlist Released for Willie Nelson & Neil Young Keystone XL Concert

Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young are scheduled to perform at a concert on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska on September 27th as part of an effort to raise awareness for the Keystone XL Pipeline. In anticipation of the two Rock N’ Rollers taking the stage, Consumer Energy Alliance is releasing a new playlist of songs…