The Keystone XL Pipeline support over 42,000 manufacturing and construction jobs in the United States, particularly in the corridor states of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
9,000 construction workers to build the final 875 mile leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Steele City, NE to the U.S. Canadian border.
4,400 construction workers built the Gulf Coast Project from Cushing, OK to the Gulf Coast.
3,900 construction workers to build from the Canadian border to Alberta.
7,000 workers in the manufacturing industry who will build the materials and roll the steel.
Impact on the U.S. Economy
- From personal income taxes to property taxes, this $5.1 billion project is expected to contribute over $20 billion to the U.S. economy.
- In 2012, Americans consumed 18.5 million barrels of oil a day—over 40% of that crude oil (8.5 million barrels a day) had to be imported at a cost of over $313 billion.
- As witnessed throughout 2011 and 2012, instability in key oil-producing countries causes great volatility in oil markets, increasing the price that consumers pay at the pump and undermining U.S. energy security.
- Including efforts to conserve energy and increase fuel efficiency standards, Americans will continue to consume over 18 million barrels of oil a day for the foreseeable future.