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Two Powerful Groups of Elected Officials Endorse Pipeline to Advance U.S. Energy Security

canadian oil sands  economic growth  energy  job creation  keystone xl  minnesota 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted April 8, 2011

"The benefits of this energy project cannot be overstated. It will open the door to hundreds of thousands of American jobs and improve our nation's energy security," said Marty Durbin, executive vice president of the American Petroleum Institute.

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Canada's Oil Contributions to Chicago...and Elsewhere

canada  canadian oil sands  energy policy  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 25, 2011

Chicago, called the City of Broad Shoulders, has a lot to be happy about these days. At a time when many Americans are watching oil markets closely, Chicago residents can take comfort in knowing that about 60 percent of their oil supply comes from Canada.

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Canada and the US: Energy Security and Job Creation

access  canada  energy policy  gasoline  gulf of mexico  keystone xl  oil sands  state department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 25, 2011

The U.S. State Department is evaluating a permit application to extend TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast. If the project is approved, the pipeline would transport oil-sands derived oil from Alberta, Canada, to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries where it can be turned into products for American consumers. Although the pipeline has been on the drawing board for years, its importance to the United States is becoming clearer with every passing day. 

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Keystone is Key For Jobs and Growth

canada  canadian oil sands  crude oil  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  nebraska  oil sands  refinery  state department  energy poicy 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 7, 2011

A few days ago in the midst of a blizzard on one of the coldest days of the year, members of the Construction and General Laborers Local 1140 met in Lincoln, Nebraska to rally in support of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and in opposition to state legislative proposals that would delay its construction.

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Canadian Oil Sands More Important Than Ever

access  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy policy  energy policy research foundation  foreign oil  keystone xl pipeline  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium  oil sands  drilling ban 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2010

The administration's decision to ban oil and natural gas development in the Atlantic, Pacific and the eastern Gulf of Mexico for the next seven years exacerbates an ongoing problem for the United States: Despite calls for energy independence, the nation could become more reliant on oil from other countries. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 120 Benefits of the Keystone Pipeline

canada  domestic energy  keystone xl pipeline  nebraska  oil pipeline  oil sands  oklahoma  refinery  transcanada  alberta 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dan Gunderson, a consultant to API, who describes the benefits of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil-sands derived crude oil from Canada to markets in Oklahoma and refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy

access  crude oil  ghg  greenhouse gas emissions  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  oil pipeline  oil sands  pipeline expansion  state department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2010

The debate over oil sands has taken a new political twist with a U.S. Senator asking whether the State Department will fairly consider a pipeline expansion project that could bring more Canadian crude oil to the United States. 

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O Canada!

canada  conocophillips  domestic energy  keystone xl  oil sands  transcanada 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2010

Today is Canada Day. On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing country consisting of a federation of the four provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Since this is a national holiday, Canadian citizens across the country are celebrating with parades, festivals and fireworks.

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