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Keystone XL Pipeline

Who Supports Building Keystone XL?

The United States and Canada enjoy the largest trading partnership across the longest peaceful border in the world. Getting more North American energy from our neighbor and ally would reduce U.S. reliance on energy resources from less stable regions, create American jobs, increase domestic energy supplies and strengthen national security. The Keystone XL pipeline expansion would provide a significant boost to U.S. energy security, bringing more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day to U.S. refineries – from Canada and the U.S. Bakken region. Crude imports from Canada could reach 4 million barrels a day by 2030, about twice what we currently import from the Persian Gulf.

Approval of the full Keystone XL pipeline, now in its fifth year of review, also could support 42,000 jobs and put $2 billion in workers’ pockets during its construction. According to a 2011 CERI study, full development of the oil sands could support more than 500,000 additional jobs in the U.S. by 2035.

The U.S. government's own environmental review indicates that the Keystone XL pipeline would "have a degree of safety over any other," offering a safe, practical way to bring not just more Canadian oil to U.S. refineries but also domestic production from our upper plains states. This is good for consumers, good for U.S. jobs, good for energy and economic security and certainly serves our national interest.

Cindy Schild's remarks at press briefing teleconference on Keystone XL (September 16, 2014)

 "This week marks six years since the initial permit application was filed for the Keystone XL pipeline. A pipeline that, by all measures, will increase our energy, national and economic security."  Read More »

Letter to Secretary of State Kerry Urging Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline (July 8, 2014)

The American Petroleum Institute and a coalition of associations have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting that the State Department immediately complete the Keystone XL Pipeline National Interest Determination (NID) process and grant final approval on the presidential cross-border permit. 

See: Associations' letter to Secretary of State Kerry

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U.S. Petroleum Exports and Related Issues (Updated June 6, 2013)

Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry (April 22, 2013)

Notice of Availability for EIS No. 20130056, Draft Supplement, DOS, 00, Keystone XL Project (78 Fed. Reg. 15011-15012; March 8, 2013)

Poll Shows 69 Percent of Voters Support Keystone XL Pipeline

What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - 69 percent of voters support Keystone XL pipeline (API News Release) 

PDF Icon Keystone XL Pipeline Harris Interactive Poll (February 2013)

Jack Gerard's speaks at press briefing teleconference on Keystone XL (Feb. 13, 2013)

Remarks by  Jack Gerard (as prepared for delivery)

API Comments to Secretary of State Clinton regarding Supplemental Enviromental Impact Statement (SEIS)

PDF Icon Letter from Jack Gerard to Secretary Clinton

Marty Durbin speaks at press briefing teleconference on Keystone XL

Remarks by Marty Durbin  (as prepared for delivery)
May 8, 2012

PDF Icon Keystone XL Coalition Letter to Conferees
Size: 250 KB | May 8, 2012 

There are no more excuses for the President not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

PDF Icon  Keystone XL: New Corridor Proposal
Size: 257 KB | Date: April 18, 2012  

API: No more excuses White House should approve Keystone XL (API News Release)

Jack Gerard speaks at press briefing teleconference regarding the Obama administration's decision on Keystone XL

PDF Icon Remarks by Jack Gerard (as prepared for delivery)
Size: 263 KB | Date: January 18, 2012

Jack Gerard delivers speech at US Energy Association's 8th annual State of the Energy Industry Forum

PDF Icon Remarks by Jack Gerard (as prepared for delivery)
Size: 300 KB | Date: January 18, 2012

Other resources regarding the Obama administration's Keystone XL decision

Jack Gerard speaks at the National Press Club (January 18, 2012 - video clip) 

Energy Tomorrow Blog Post: An Illogical Decision, Not An Arbitrary Deadline

Energy Tomorrow Blog Post: Mr. President, What Are You Thinking?

Energy Tomorrow Blog Post:  Rejecting the National Interest

See reactions to the decision on Twitter 

Learn more about the Keystone XL project by reviewing the documents below:

Myth vs. Reality: API Response to NRDC/Oil Change International January 18th Report on Keystone XL Pipeline

Assessment of Foreign Trade Zone Tax Claims Relating to the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

API leads industry coalition urging President to approve Keystone XL

KXL Trades Letter to President Obama

Keystone XL and Canadian Oil

Oil Sands and Crude and Product Prices

We Need it Now! print ad (January 4, 2012)

For more information or see how you can get involved, go to http://www.energynation.org  or http://www.energycitizens.org
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