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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.

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.

Quit Dragging its Feet

Quit Dragging its Feet

Heidi Heitkamp says #timetobuild

Heidi Heitkamp says #timetobuild

Recent News

Climate Advocate Cites KXL Parent as Progressive Stewards of the Environment   

Climate Advocate Cites KXL Parent as Progressive Stewards of the Environment   

A nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering with companies to better disclose their environmental impact has named TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, as one of 187 companies “which demonstrate a superior approach to climate change…” The Carbon Disclosure Project based in the U.K. includes TransCanada, the builder of Keystone XL, on…

Pipeline Property Taxes Could Fill Highway Funding Gap

For nine rural counties in South Dakota, $17.8 million in new pipeline property tax revenue could be an answer to it’s highway funding problem. A study release from Pew Charitable Trust found there is not enough money to pay for upgrades or repairs to the nations highways. Argus Leader: South Dakota, which has more than 80,000 miles of…

$55 Million in Tax Revenue Stranded by Keystone XL Delays

The U.S. Department of State estimates rural counties in Nebraska, Montana and South Dakota will collect more than $55 million in property taxes during the Keystone XL Pipeline’s first year of operation. The new infusion will be the “largest tax revenue generated by the proposed project…”          County Actual Total Property Tax Revenue…

Harper: KXL Approval is “Inevitable”

Harper: KXL Approval is “Inevitable”

In a meeting in New York earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Harper assured attendees that U.S. approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline is unavoidable. Harper said that despite delays in the approval of the project, the need for the KXL hasn’t gone away. From Reuters: “I’m not going to speculate on timelines other than…

Railing Against Keystone XL is Running Over Midwestern Farmers

Railing Against Keystone XL is Running Over Midwestern Farmers

Willie Nelson and Neil Young, boosters of America’s farmer, will take the stage on Saturday in Nebraska to oppose a pipeline that would help solve a major problem for farmers.  A rail-jam caused by a spike in oil by rail shipments is delaying midwestern farmers from moving their harvest to market. If built, the Keystone XL Pipeline would help free…

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…