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KXL will help “fuel the economy”

KXL will help “fuel the economy”

Union workers say #buildKXLnow

Union workers say #buildKXLnow

2/3 of Colorado voters want to #buildKXLnow

2/3 of Colorado voters want to #buildKXLnow

Senator Tom Carper: KXL is part of an “all-of-the-above” energy plan

Senator Tom Carper: KXL is part of an “all-of-the-above” energy plan

South Dakota Recertification Will Benefit State and Nation

South Dakota Recertification Will Benefit State and Nation

Writing for Capital Journal, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that the recertification of the Keystone XL Pipeline by the South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission will bring Americans one step closer to gaining the enormous benefits of the project: Congressional Republicans have long pushed for construction of Keystone XL and have vowedContinue Reading

If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November…

If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November…

Writing for Real Clear Energy, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a no-brainer in an election season defined by close, contentious races. If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November… By Michael Whatley If Keystone XL were on the ballot this Election Day the Associated PressContinue Reading

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 thanContinue Reading

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 haveContinue Reading

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 aContinue Reading

Iraqi Refinery Closes as Oil Prices Increase

Iraqi Refinery Closes as Oil Prices Increase

On Tuesday, increasing instability in Iraq caused the shutdown of the country’s largest oil refinery. Reuters reports that “militants from al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized Iraq’s second-biggest city of Mosul last week and other Sunni armed groups have advanced into the town of Baiji and surrounded itsContinue Reading

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