Workers self-enforce strict, respectful code of conduct in home away from home Dunn County Sheriff Clayton Coker has heard plenty about the so-called Wild West lawlessness of a North Dakota Bakken oil boom work camp. The problem is, what he’s heard about bears no resemblance to what h
A strategic resource for North America Canada is blessed with the third largest deposit of oil in the world. The oil sands are an important and strategic resource for North America and it is critical that they continue to be developed in an environmentally responsible manner. Our soci
In Search of Domestic Energy It’s no secret that American businesses benefit from domestic energy production. Increased access to domestic oil and gas has stimulated U.S. manufacturing, created hundreds of thousands of jobs and beefed up America’s political leverage abroad. The ripple
Real, tangible economic benefits The construction of the Gulf Coast Project brought real, tangible economic benefits to communities throughout Texas. A recent economic analysis conducted by noted economist Bud Weinstein at SMU Cox School of Business the Gulf Coast Project spurred over
“ “…we’re actually producing so much oil and gas in places like North Dakota and Colorado that we don’t have enough pipeline capacity to transport all of it to where it needs to go.”” President Obama In March 2012, President Obama visited the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, “an oil town” a
Once again, people who understand the economic importance of Keystone XL are speaking out in support of this important energy infrastructure project. More than 40 national associations have signed a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry to complete the National Interest Determin
In 23 opinion polls conducted by more than ten different polling agencies over the past three years, Keystone XL once again remains firmly in public favor. Two more polls conducted over the past two weeks, one by the Morning Consult and Story Partners, found that 62 per cent of Democr
We see it on the news and hear about it regularly: the world’s major oil producing regions are becoming increasingly unstable. Russia, Iraq, Venezuela, Nigeria account for more than 20 per cent of crude oil imports to the United States. The tragic violence, instability and terrorism p
How we ensured 100 percent weld integrity on the Gulf Coast Pipeline At TransCanada, the safety and the integrity of our pipelines is at the heart of everything we do. Before we put a pipeline into service, we inspect and perform nondestructive testing of every weld, every pipe joint,
Canada has done its part and has been a willing and patient partner throughout this process. This project will enhance our relationship with Canada and increase our drive towards North American energy security and independence, and there is no consultation required to arrive at that conclusion. Senate Democrats letter to President Obama in support of Keystone XL
Eleven Senate Democrats to President Obama
This process has been exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope. It has already taken much longer than anyone can reasonably justify. This is an international project that will provide our great friend and ally Canada, a direct route to our refineries. These refineries were specifically built to process heavy crude, and Canadian crude will help replace heavy crude imports from unstable and unfriendly countries like Venezuela. Senate Democrats letter to President Obama in support of Keystone XL
Eleven Senate Democrats to President Obama
In the case of Canadian oil-sands production, well-to-wheels carbon dioxide emissions are between 0% and 15% higher. This is really insignificant compared with current worldwide emissions, but it is still important that the industry continues to work at reducing its carbon intensity to reduce Canada’s own emissions. Fatih Birol on environmental subsidies, carbon emissions and climate
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179-mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Neb. This pipeline is a critical infrastructure project for the energy security of the United States and for strengthening the American economy.
Along with transporting crude oil from Canada, the Keystone XL Pipeline will also support the significant growth of crude oil production in the United States by allowing American oil producers more access to the large refining markets found in the American Midwest and along the U.S. Gulf Coast.