Skip to comments.Keystone Oil May Go To Europe
Posted on 08/05/2013 6:53:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
Canadas Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday contradicted President Barack Obamas dismissal of the job-creation potential of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, saying the project is important both for jobs and for energy security. His comments follow TransCanada Corporations announcement that as an alternative, the company is moving forward with the $12 billion Energy East Pipeline project, which would send over a million barrels per day of oil across Canada east to New Brunswick, where a multi-billion deep-water port would be constructed. Given that the U.S. State Department confirmed America would have gained tens of thousands of permanent high paying jobs and domestic oil security is in our nations vital security interests, President Obama may have just convinced Canada that trying to do business with the United States is a bad idea.
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If we are going to have riots it should be over the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars Obama is keeping from us.
I believe all agencies signed off on the pipeline, but we are being harmed by a leftist idiot. Incredible.
Oh and thanks republicans, are you even awake?
Hence the Obamaphones, food stamps, welfare, etc.
So thousands of union jobs will be lost just because they put this un-American socialist in office for the second time. It serves them right. Now if TX, LA, and OK would just turn off the pipelines to the coasts this winter......
But, like in North Dakota, the boom of ancillary non-union jobs would dwarf the union jobs.
and trains are falling off the tracks all over the US
And that would be a very expensive pipeline to reach all the way to that far coast.
I have doubts it would justify costs over existing rail to midwest refineries from the blue portions of the pipeline shown below.
What becomes of the empty pipelines? TransCanada's mainline conversion to oil
Gee didn't Obozo just tell us that only 50 permanent jobs would result from Keystone? Of course the media would never report that Obama is lying to us on a daily basis.
Yes. This is a rhetorical device known as "lying". Or, to put it more delicately, "pulling figures out his ass".
Of course you're right that his Press Corpse isn't going to call him on it.
The Alaska Pipeline with a similar length, few pump stations but a harsher climate and much more above ground sections employ’s 800 direct employees and typically 1,000 contract workers. That does not include the suppliers and work orders for equipment and material ordered for the operations and maintenance.
Sorry, forgot the link:
Minority hire: Ranged from 14 percent to 19 percent.
Peak, contractors only: 21,600.
Peak, total: 28,072 in October 1975 (Alyeska employees and contractors).
Total for project: 70,000 approximately (1969-1977).
Women: Ranged from 5 percent to 10 percent.
Obama is full of shi'ite. He purposely wants people out of work...makes them pliable.
TransCanada to face hurdles in quest for eastern pipeline
Environmental groups and native leaders may push to block the pipeline, emboldened by the work of Keystone XL opponents whove fought that project for more than four years. The 4,400 kilometer (2,734 mile) Energy East line would need support from provincial governments in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
Some of the strongest opposition will be in Quebec, said political scientist Peter Stoett. The government of Premier Pauline Marois has halted natural gas exploration by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, while crews continue to clean up the disaster in Lac-Megantic, where a runaway train filled with crude exploded in the center of town, killing 47 people last month.
We can expect a serious debate to emerge in Quebec over this, said Stoett, director of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and professor of political science at Montreals Concordia University, in an e-mail. The train tragedy might increase support for pipelines in some places, but overall my impression is that it will further deepen water-rich Quebecs concerns about crude in general. The province produces much of its energy through hydro-electricity.