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  • House clears highway bill with pipeline mandate, thwarts Obama

    04/18/2012 2:57:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2012 | Ben Geman, Russell Berman & Keith Laing
    The House, defying a White House veto threat, passed GOP legislation Wednesday that extends transportation program funding through September and mandates construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. All but 14 Republicans, with support from 69 Democrats, voted 293-127 for legislation that falls far short of Speaker John Boehnerís (R-Ohio) earlier plan to move a sweeping five-year, $260 billion package. But Boehnerís retreat serves two crucial tactical and political purposes for the Speaker. It enables talks with the Senate on the highway bill and keeps the Keystone pipeline Ė which is at the heart of...
  • Kinder Morgan to expand Canada pipeline {for export to Asia}

    04/13/2012 4:57:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 13, 2012 | Associated Press
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is throwing a $5 billion solution at Canadaís growing supply of stranded oil, announcing Thursday that it plans to nearly triple the capacity of a pipeline that would kick open the door to Asia. The project is one of the most expensive Kinder Morgan has undertaken, due in part to the terrain and environments through which the project would run, said Emily Mir, a spokeswoman for the company. The Houston-based pipeline giant said it will expand its Trans Mountain pipeline system, which traverses the Canadian Rockies en route from Edmonton, Alberta, to the Vancouver area of...
  • Restricting Supply To Boost Prices

    04/09/2012 5:57:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 9, 2012
    Energy Policy: The administration claims there's no "silver bullet" to lower gas prices and that they've kept rising in the face of higher domestic production, as if the law of supply and demand has suddenly been repealed. It hasn't, and increased production on private and state lands doesn't blunt the impact on prices when 94% of federal onshore lands and 97% of federal offshore lands are off-limits to oil and gas drilling. A key factor in gas prices is and always has been future supplies and potential disruptions to those supplies. Another is the fact that we are the only...
  • Regional differences for cost of crude oil to refiners widened in 2011

    04/09/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | April 6, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
    The cost of crude oil to refiners varies across regions based on the different types of crude oil available to refiners and transportation bottlenecks in that region. This cost, called the refiner acquisition cost, also includes transportation and other fees paid by the refiner. Historically, there has been little variation across regions. From 2004 through 2009, the average of the annual spread between the most expensive and least expensive regional refiner acquisition cost was $5.52 per barrel. In 2010, the spread was $7.46 per barrel, and in 2011, it widened dramatically to $23.78 per barrel. The regional variation in the...
  • Harper: Thanks to Obamaís ďnoĒ on Keystone, the price of Canadian crude will go up for the U.S.

    04/03/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    The damage is done. Even if President Barack Obama decides to approve the Keystone XL pipeline at some point in the future, he already sent a message to Canada that our northern neighbor can't rely on us as its only energy customer --- and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper heeded it.In an interview with former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) in D.C. yesterday, Harper explained that Canada will now seek to expand its export market to Asia and will also cease to supply oil to the United States at a discounted rate. ‚ÄúLook, the very fact that a ‚Äėno‚Äô could...
  • Oilsands nearing pipeline pinch

    03/28/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Crude-on-crude competition for export pipeline space is moving up predictions for a pinch point faced by oilsands producers that some observers warn will have to postpone or scrap future expansions, unless new pipe is laid. Fast-growing supplies of conventional crude from North Dakota and western Canadian provinces are fighting for room in pipelines with rising bitumen output, the Canadian Energy Research Institute said in a report Monday, forecasting that by 2015 oilsands growth could grind to a halt should no additional lines be built. Other observers acknowledged they are also retooling their outlooks with a similar view, citing a well-documented...
  • New pipeline plan to rival Keystone XL

    03/27/2012 8:56:42 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 27, 2012 | Zain Shauk
    Amid political turmoil surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline, two companies announced plans to create a rival system to bring crude oil from Canada and the northern United States to the Gulf Coast. The move is a response to mounting supply pressure in the north, where advances in drilling technology have heralded an oil boom that has created a glut of landlocked crude with limited transportation options. Enbridge, Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, and Enterprise Products Partners L.P., of Houston, will collaborate on a $2 billion pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to the Houston area, according to an announcement late Monday. Enbridge will...
  • Indian tribe worries pipeline will disturb graves

    03/26/2012 8:22:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 52+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2012
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- As President Barack Obama pushes to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma south to the Gulf Coast, an American Indian tribe that calls the oil hub home worries the route might disrupt sacred sites holding the unmarked graves of their ancestors. Sac and Fox Nation Chief George Thurman plans to voice his concerns this week in Washington. He said he fears workers placing the 485-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Cushing to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast could disturb holy ground without consideration of the tribe.
  • Obama Headed For Defeat in Pipeline Fight

    03/27/2012 3:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Byron York
    To hear the White House tell it, Barack Obama might be the most pipeline-friendly president ever to occupy the Oval Office. In advance of Obama's March 22 visit to Cushing, Okla, the White House released a fact sheet detailing the president's support for oil pipeline projects. "The need for pipeline infrastructure is urgent, because rising American oil production is outpacing the capacity of pipelines to deliver oil to refineries," the White House wrote. "It is critical that we make pipeline infrastructure a top priority." When the president appeared in Cushing, White House image-makers positioned him in front of huge stockpiles...
  • Southern leg of Keystone pipeline a "priority," Obama says

    03/22/2012 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 22, 2012 | By Stephanie Condon
    Amid criticism he isn't doing enough to beat back rising gas prices, President Obama Thursday said he is calling on his administration "to cut through red tape, break through bureaucratic hurdles," and make the Southern leg of the controversial Keystone pipeline "a priority." In fact, "we're drilling all over the place right now," the president said, citing his administration's directive to open up millions of acres for oil and gas exploration in 23 states. Under his watch, Mr. Obama said, the number of operating oil rigs has reached a record high, he said, and the U.S. has added enough new...
  • Obams's Speedy Review Won't Accelerate Cushing Pipe

    03/23/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 1 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | 23 March 2012 | Bradley Olson and Mike Lee, ©2012 Bloomberg News
    <p>Mod note: This is Bloomberg content which is link only, so text was removed, please go to link instead.</p>
  • All of the Above my ### - FreeRepublic, this presentation was made exclusively for you!

    03/22/2012 8:40:19 PM PDT · by Halo-JM · 12 replies
    Home Town News 42 second Video ^ | 22 March 2012 | Halo Jumpmaster
    Fast Track the Keystone Pipeline? All of the above Energy policy is big fat LIE!
  • Obama's Keystone XL Visit A Potemkin Village Photo-Op

    03/21/2012 5:03:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 21, 2012
    Politics: The president stages a photo-op in Oklahoma to take credit for the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that doesn't need his approval and for oil production on private and state lands beyond his jurisdiction. If one of his aides some morning remarked on a particularly lovely sunrise, it wouldn't surprise us if President Obama responded with a "thank you," so gifted is he in taking credit for successes that he has nothing to do with and that occur despite, not because, of his policies. So it will be Thursday, when Obama is scheduled to appear in Cushing, Okla.,...
  • Obamaís Rush to Approve Keystone Segment Wonít Speed Construction

    03/22/2012 1:09:59 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 4 replies
    The Foundry ^ | March 22, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    --snip-- The presidentís enthusiastic backing of the portion of the pipeline running from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast wonít actually speed pipeline construction, according to TransCanada, the company building it. President Barack Obamaís promise to expedite review of the southern leg of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)ís Keystone XL pipeline wonít speed up the timeline for the project, which already is slated to start construction as soon as JuneÖ TransCanadaís president of energy and oil pipelines, Alex Pourbaix, said in an interview March 6 that construction on the Cushing phase of Keystone could begin as soon as June. The company doesnít expect...
  • Obama says he's added pipeline 'to encircle Earth and then some'

    03/22/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/12 | Andrew Restuccia and Amie Parnes
    As gasoline prices continue to rise, President Obama on Thursday pushed back on attacks from Republicans that he is blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline and is against drilling, arguing his administration has added enough new oil-and-gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some." Obama highlighted his support for the southern leg of the controversial Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Cushing, Okla., to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Appearing before a backdrop of oil pipelines in Cushing, Obama said he was making construction a priority through an executive order issued Thursday that instructs federal agencies to expedite...
  • Gallup: Americans Favor Keystone XL Pipeline (By 57% to 29%)

    03/22/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup ^ | 03/22/2012 | Elizabeth Mendes
    A solid majority of Americans think the U.S. government should approve of building the Keystone XL pipeline, while 29% think it should not. Republicans are almost twice as likely as Democrats to want the government to approve the oil pipeline. About half of independents also approve. These data were collected as part of Gallup's annual Environment survey, conducted March 8-11, 2012. The Keystone XL oil pipeline is a politically divisive project, which President Obama and the Republicans in Congress have been battling over. The proposal from TransCanada Corporation for building a pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada down to...
  • Obamaís Pipeline is Always Half Full of It

    03/22/2012 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 22, 2012 | John Ransom
    The Democrats under Obama are bankrupt of ideas. And Obamaís latest ineffectual shot at having it both ways on energy is the moral equivalent of declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy on energy-policy. You see, Obamaís newest, bestest commitment to energy security for the US is in touring the half of the Keystone pipeline thatís being built without his permission. Thatís because the part of the pipeline under his control isnít being built because it was denied a building permit by none other than BHO himself ďThe Obama administration denied a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada,Ē reported...
  • Surprise: Obama to fast-track approval for Keystone pipelineís, er, southern half

    03/21/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 20, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit process for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the presidentís announcement tells CNN. In January, the Obama administration denied a permit for the 1,700 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canadaís tar sands development to the U.S. Gulf Coast. That decision was met by persistent Republican criticism that the president has not been doing everything possible to create jobs and combat high gas pricesÖ Senior administration officials would not confirm the presidentís plan to...
  • When Will Obama Issue Greenhouse-Gas Rules?

    03/21/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 3/19/12 | Olga Belogolova
    Many Insiders contended that the White House, in weighing the political implications of issuing these rules, will ďwait for a less turbulent political environment to move forwardĒóafter the November election passes. ďOMB is going to hold on to the [regulations] until after the election. No matter what the [regulations] say, they are going to send shock waves through the important Rust Belt states. To release [them] earlier would be a certain self-imposed wound,Ē one Insider said. Some Insiders maintained that Obama already handed a victory to his environmental base when he rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Obama to fast track southern half of Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/20/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 47 replies
    CNN news blog ^ | 3/20/12 | Brianna Keilar
    President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN. In January, the Obama administration denied a permit for the 1,700 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada's tar sands development to the U.S. Gulf Coast. That decision was met by persistent Republican criticism that the president has not been doing everything possible to create jobs and combat high gas prices.
  • Study Warns of Economic Damage in a Keystone Pipeline Spill

    03/14/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/14/2012 | Dan Frosch
    A report released on Tuesday by Cornell Universityís Global Labor Institute concludes that the economic damage caused by potential spills from the Keystone XL pipeline could far outweigh the benefits of jobs created by the project. The institute, which advocates the creation of union jobs in renewable energy and analyzes sustainability issues, said that more than a million people work in agricultural or tourism jobs in the six states along Keystone XLís route and that the economic costs could be considerable if a major spill occurred. The risks of an economically damaging accident are higher than those for conventional crude,...
  • Official: Chinese bank cold on Iran-Pak gas deal

    03/14/2012 7:44:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    A state-owned Chinese bank that had agreed to finance the Pakistani section of a gas pipeline from Iran that is opposed by the United States is no longer interested in the project, a Pakistani finance ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling

    03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project. Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.
  • Keystone vote underlines greens' isolation

    03/12/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/12/2012 | John Kemp
    Only intense lobbying by the president himself ensured the latest congressional bid to approve the Keystone XL pipeline was defeated in the U.S. Senate last week. But if Keystone's opponents won the latest skirmish, it appears they are losing the war. The vote revealed deep divisions among Senate Democrats as well as the waning influence of environmentalists and the growing power of the oil and gas lobby in Congress. It seems only a matter of time before the controversial northern section of Keystone, which goes from Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma, is given the go-ahead. It will probably happen once the...
  • Union Boss 'Repulsed by Some of Our Supposed Brothers and Sisters Lining Up With Job Killers

    03/10/2012 11:24:48 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    cns news ^ | March 10, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over his rejection of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Trade unions representing workers who stand to benefit from thousands of new construction jobs from the Keystone XL pipeline are furious at other unions that joined environmentalists in opposing the project. The issue reflects a decades-old conflict between union leaders who believe creating jobs is paramount and others who are more strongly aligned with progressive groups on environmental and social causes. After the White House blocked the pipeline...
  • Seaway Pipeline Fully Booked Once Reversal Begins

    03/09/2012 4:44:33 AM PST · by NRG1973 · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 9, 2012 | Dow Jones Newswire Staff
    A pipeline that is set to begin transporting crude oil from the Midwest to refiners on the Gulf Coast later this year is already fully booked through its initial phase, a company spokesman said, the latest sign of the intense interest in moving crude trapped in the central U.S. The Seaway pipeline is set to begin transporting 150,000 barrels a day of crude from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast starting June 1, expanding to 400,000 barrels a day starting in the first quarter of 2013. Currently, the pipeline moves crude in the opposite direction toward Cushing. The pipeline is...
  • Reid Statement On Keystone Vote(blames Tea Party again;)

    03/08/2012 2:50:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | 3/8/12 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.ó Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate defeated a Republican amendment to impose an artificial timeline on the Keystone XL pipeline project:ďToday the Senate voted against Republicansí attempt to impose an artificial timeline and short-circuit the process needed to plan the best route for the Keystone XL pipeline. If Republicans truly want to move ahead with this pipeline, they should stop treating it like a political football.ďHalf of the pipeline is already being built, and the company building the pipeline is submitting another application for the remainder of the route. This process should...
  • Obama twists arms for Warren Buffett

    03/08/2012 2:25:03 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 10 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2012 | Don Surber
    President Obama is twisting Democratic arms to stop the Keystone pipeline, which when built will end billionaire Warren Buffettís railroad monopoly on shipping oil from the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota. The billionaire investor is the second richest man in the nation and an ardent supporter of this regime. So obvious is President Obamaís opposition to allowing the pipeline to be built on his watch, that even CNN noticed. From CNN: A razor close vote is expected in the Senate Thursday on a Republican amendment to bypass the Obama administrationís objections and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate aides...
  • Bill Clinton: ĎWe should embraceí Keystone pipeline [VIDEO]

    03/01/2012 4:54:26 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller | February 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former President Bill Clinton said the federal government should embrace the Keystone XL pipeline that the Obama administration rejected last month. Clinton also said that one of the ďbest thingsĒ about being out of office is ďyou can say whatever the heck you want.Ē ďOne of the most amazing things to me about this Keystone pipeline deal is that they ever filed that route in the first place since they couldíve gone around the Nebraska Sandhills and avoided most of the danger, no matter how imagined, to the Ogallala with a different route, which I presume weíll get now, because...
  • Clinton: No timeline yet for new Keystone pipeline decision (review could take, like, forever)

    02/28/2012 10:14:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/12 | Ben Geman
    Clinton: No timeline yet for new Keystone pipeline decisionBy Ben Geman - 02/28/12 03:54 PM ET Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says itís too early to say how quickly the State Department might decide on TransCanada Corp.ís revised plans to build the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The company plans to file a new application soon for the controversial pipeline to bring oil sands from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries, following the Obama administrationís rejection of a permit for Keystone in January. Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday that she canít yet estimate how quickly the review...
  • White House gives blessing to partial Keystone XL construction (Obozo caves?)

    02/27/2012 5:02:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/27/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    White House gives blessing to partial Keystone XL constructionBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/27/12 02:27 PM ET The White House backed TransCanada Corp.ís bid to build a major portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Monday, a move that could shield President Obama from growing GOP attacks over the project. By supporting the southern portion of the pipeline, the White House was able to blunt Republican criticism of the administration's energy policies. But the move quickly re-opened a rift with the presidentís environmental base, which condemned the project. TransCanada said Monday that it will begin construction on a section of the...
  • White House: Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is still a possibility

    02/27/2012 5:01:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2012 | Tine Korbe
    TransCanada, the company behind the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, has resubmitted its application for approval from the administration ‚ÄĒ and the Obama administration today announced that the president just might say ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ to the plan this time around. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney used the announcement to hammer Republicans, saying, ¬ďHouse Republicans forced a rejection of the company¬ís earlier application in January, by not allowing sufficient time for important review or even the identification of a complete pipeline route.¬Ē¬ďBut as we made clear, the president¬ís decision in January in no way prejudged...
  • Fallin applauds decision to begin construction of southern portion of Keystone pipeline

    02/27/2012 10:15:19 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 8 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 27, 2012 | Alex Weintz
    OKLAHOMA CITY Ė Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today applauded TransCanadaís decision to proceed with the construction of an oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The pipeline represents the southern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline project that would transport oil from Canada and various U.S. markets to the Gulf Coast. ďConnecting Cushing to oil markets in the Gulf Coast will provide both an immediate economic jolt to the state of Oklahoma as well as a long term boost to our energy sector,Ē Fallin said. ďConstruction of the pipeline alone will create 1,200 jobs, while increasing access...
  • TransCanada Corp. to begin construction of Keystone pipeline

    02/27/2012 9:41:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The HIll ^ | 2/27/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    TransCanada Corp. said Monday it plans to begin building a major portion of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline despite the Obama administration's decision to reject a key permit for the project. The company told the State Department in a letter Monday that it will begin construction of a section of the pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The stand-alone portion of the project, which TransCanada dubbed the Gulf Coast Project, will cost $2.3 billion and will be completed in mid-to-late 2013, according to the company. The project must still receive other regulatory approvals....
  • Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama

    02/21/2012 11:28:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Carney: GOP cancelled Keystone, not Obama By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 1:49 PM 02/21/2012 WASHINGTON Ė The president didnít stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline ó Republicans did. Thatís the message on Tuesday from White House spokesman Jay Carney as gas prices rise above $4.00 per gallon. ďThe president didnít turn down the Keystone pipeline,Ē Carney said, because the proposal to construct the pipeline was reviewed by the Department of State. President Barack Obamaís decisions to nix construction of the pipeline has been repeatedly attacked by the GOP, and by some Democratic-allied unions representing construction workers. They say...
  • KEYSTONE REDUX? Obama Hires Anti-Drilling Lobbyist To Run Colorado Campaign

    02/22/2012 6:40:58 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Barack Obama's re-election campaign hired Carrie Doyle, a high powered lobbyist for Colorado's most outspoken anti-drilling environmental organization, to run his campaign in the nation's key electoral battleground: Colorado. ... Among the green groups that Doyle lobbied for -- Colorado Conservation Voters, the Colorado chapter of the League of Conservation Voters. That would be the same League of Conservation Voters who most recently won national stardom for pressuring the Obama Administration to reject the Keystone Pipeline. Wondering whether Obama was going to move to the middle to shore up Colorado's notoriously independent voters? Wondering whether Obama's rejection of the Keystone...
  • Jay Carney: Hey, Obama didnít cancel the Keystone pipeline, Republicans did

    02/21/2012 5:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The fun begins at 4:30 of the clip. Carney‚Äôs playing a game here by stressing the weak distinction between canceling the pipeline project outright and ‚Äúmerely‚ÄĚ postponing a decision on it until after the election so that environmentalists will keep donating to the Unicorn Prince. The State Department announced the postponement back in November ‚ÄĒ with the approval of Obama‚Äôs pals in the green lobby. Remember? ¬ďThis is not a political decision,¬Ē [a State Department] said, adding that when it came to White House involvement, ¬ďthere was no effort to influence our decision.¬ĒOnce the State Department broached the idea of...
  • Carney: "Obama Didn't Turn Down The Keystone Pipeline!" (Can you believe.....)

    02/21/2012 3:56:01 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 40 replies
    White House press secretary Jay Carney says Republicans "forced" President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn't turn down the pipeline. "In terms of Keystone, as you all know, the history here is pretty clear. And the fact is because Republicans decided to play political with Keystone, their action essentially forced the administration to deny the permit process because they insisted on a time frame in which it was impossible to completely approve the pipeline," Carney said when asked about the pipeline by ABC News' Jake Tapper. Later...
  • Natural gas pipeline boom expected to lead to 125,000 new jobs

    02/17/2012 1:50:04 PM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 17, 2012 | Emily Pickrell
    The rush towards natural gas is also turning natural gas pipeline construction into a booming business for jobs and investment, with more than $200 billion capital investment and an additional 125,000 jobs expected in the next 25 years, according to a Black & Veatch study released on Friday. The study, which was commissioned by the INGAA Foundation, estimates that construction of necessary new pipelines will generate more than $171 billion in labor income, with jobs that pay on average about $65,000. The investment will fund an average of 2,000 miles of new natural gas transmission lines each year through 2035,...
  • Analyst says trans-Alaska pipeline flow can grow

    02/14/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    Gov. Sean Parnellís goal of nearly doubling the flow of oil through the trans-Alaska pipeline could be achieved over the next 10 to 15 years ó but not without major fiscal and policy changes, a consultant said. Pedro van Meurs, an oil and gas consultant, told a joint hearing of the Senate Resources and Finance committees that Parnellís tax-cut bill ďdoes not even come closeĒ to going far enough to hit the Republican governorís goal of 1 million barrels a day. He said ďmore elaborateĒ legislation is needed if Alaska wants significant increases in production. Reaching Parnellís goal includes new...
  • Will Canadian Oil Be For the Lamps of China?

    02/13/2012 2:49:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 13, 2012 | IBD staff
    Energy: While our president sleeps on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadaís prime minister is in Beijing signing a series of trade deals to ship additional petroleum to China. Halftime in America? We need a new quarterback. While Clint Eastwood, in that thinly disguised infomercial for President Obama's re-election campaign, was promising that the world would soon hear the roar of our engines, China's economy will soon be revving up with petroleum that should and could be flowing south in a pipeline the Obama administration won't build. Prime Minister Steven Harper is making good on his warning that Canada would seek...
  • Canadian PM courts China after Obama's Keystone Pipeline Rejection

    02/11/2012 6:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 11, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    About three weeks ago, Barack Obama nixed the Keystone XL pipeline that would have transported 900,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian tar sands to the gulf coast region of the U.S. †The pipeline project would also create 20,000 direct jobs and potentially hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs according to economic analysis. † Spurned by Obama's rejection, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that if Canada's next door neighbor and close ally didn't want Canada's oil, then he'd pursue other markets to "diversify" the market for Canada's natural resources. †It didn't take him long.†Harper was in Beijing...
  • Canada PM vows to ensure key oil pipeline is built

    02/10/2012 4:31:52 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | David Ljunggren
    Canada's prime minister on Friday made his strongest comments yet in support of a proposed pipeline from oil-rich Alberta to the Pacific coast, saying his government was committed to ensuring the controversial project went ahead. snip "We have abundant supplies of virtually every form of energy. And you know, we want to sell our energy to people who want to buy our energy -- it's that simple," Harper told a business dinner in Guangzhou.
  • Fantastic. China, Canada reach quick deals on oil, uranium (While Keystone XL is shelved)

    02/09/2012 1:02:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month we discussed the rather alarming news that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was planning a trip to China to discuss possible natural resources deals with the economic superpower. It seemed no coincidence that the trip was announced close on the heels of Barack Obama's decision to kick the can down the road on the Keystone XL pipeline yet again. But at that time, I retained some hope that perhaps this was just a warning siren to Obama which would remind him that Canada had plenty of other options should we decide not to do business with them.Apparently Harper...
  • Poe Acts to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

    02/09/2012 11:04:57 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    e-mail | 9 February 2012 | Ted Poe
    Dear (ShadowAce), Energy and jobs are two things that Americans need to survive. The Keystone XL Pipeline would provide both, free of cost to American taxpayers. That is why this week, I introduced the bipartisan Keystone for a Secure Tomorrow Act (K-FAST) to allow Congress to act immediately and approve the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Congress has the obligation and the legal ability to say yes. In fact, in 1973, after years of delay, Congress took similar action and passed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act in order to build the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline is a...
  • White House hubris

    02/08/2012 4:05:46 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 2/4/12 | GREGORY BONTRAGER
    The keystone pipeline was one of the most well studied, environmentally safe projects in modern history. It was not blocked by Obama because of environmental concerns, it was simply another casualty in a long list of cynical vote-getting ploys to appease Obama's radical base of support, the American People be damned. It is clear: Our Chicago politician considers his re-election more important than American jobs or energy independence. Better to dump billions into Solyndra and a host of other feel-good, politically correct scams. This administration has gone beyond corrupt or incompetent; it is placing the survival of the United States...
  • House panel approves Keystone pipeline bill (would reverse Hussein's rejection)

    02/07/2012 6:27:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12 | Ben Geman
    House panel approves Keystone pipeline billBy Ben Geman - 02/07/12 04:27 PM ET The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would reverse President Obamaís rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The bill is the latest GOP-led effort to advance the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline. Republicans are also trying to punish Obama politically ahead of the 2012 election for failing to greenlight the project that GOP lawmakers call a way to create jobs and boost energy security. Rep. Lee Terryís (R-Neb.) bill ó which passed the powerful committee in a 33-20 vote ó is likely heading for...

    02/01/2012 9:34:57 PM PST · by Milagros · 34 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | Feb. 01, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    DID PRESIDENT OBAMA BLOCK THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE AS A PAYBACK TO HIS BIG CAMPAIGN DONOR?02-01-2012 12:46 pm - Alan KeyesDid you know that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, owned by Obama's deep pocketed and extremely generous buddy Warren Buffett, stood to gain the most from cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. Barack Obama recently sacrificed at least 85,000 high paying jobs when he effectively killed the Keystone XL pipeline, but in doing so Obama is also apparently paying back yet another of his big donors. The cancellation of the Keystone pipeline project means that Warren Buffet's Burlington Northern...
  • Thwarted on US oil pipeline, Canada looks to China

    01/30/2012 5:15:55 AM PST · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2012 | Associated Press
    The latest chapter in Canadaís quest to become a full-blown oil superpower unfolded this month in a village gym on the British Columbia coast. Here, several hundred people gathered for hearings on whether a pipeline should be laid from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific in order to deliver oil to Asia, chiefly energy-hungry China. The stakes are particularly high for the village of Kitamaat and its neighbors, because the pipeline would terminate here and a port would be built to handle 220 tankers a year and 525,000 barrels of oil a day. But the planned Northern Gateway Pipeline...
  • Canadian oil could reach Texas by summer if Keystone alternative found

    01/29/2012 1:48:29 PM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Statesman ^ | 1-26-2012 | Tom Eaton
    President Barack Obama might have rejected the enormous Keystone XL pipeline, at least for now, but that doesn't mean heavy crude from Canada won't be flowing into Texas' refineries later this year. TransCanada Corp. ó the Canadian company that proposed building the $7 billion, 830,000 barrel-a-day pipeline ó has some ideas that could lead to moving oil from the oil sands region in northern Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of Texas without the blessing of the president, the company said. "We are still very much committed to building this pipeline," TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said in an interview with...