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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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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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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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Canadian Oil Sands: ConocoPhillips' Surmont Facility

alberta  canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy  oil sands  sagd  technology innovation  conocophillips 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 24, 2009

Northern Alberta is believed to contain more recoverable oil than the total reserves of Saudi Arabia--existing in oil sands deposits--20% of which can be accessed via surface mining and 80% that are too deep for mining. 

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Video: Oil Sands Production and Reclamation at Syncrude in Alberta, Canada

alberta  canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy  oil sands  technology innovation  syncrude 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2009

In August, I wrote about my experience traveling to Alberta, Canada, with reporters and bloggers to see how oil sands are produced and converted into crude oil. 

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An Energy Partnership with Canada

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  oil sands  revenue 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 16, 2009

This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the United States, and high on the agenda in discussions with President Obama should be our country's energy partnership with Canada.

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Discussion on Oil Sands Continues

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy development  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2009

Some online discussion has emerged from bloggers who recently toured the ConocoPhillips and Syncrude oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 88 - A Tour of Canadian Oil Sands

canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  energy  energytomorrow radio  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2009

This week's episode focuses on the recent tour of oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada that I've been posting about frequently. As I've mentioned, oil sands are a critically important resource, providing crude oil to the United States. Of the more than 2 million barrels of Canadian crude oil that are imported to the U.S. every day, about half is derived from Canada's abundant oil sands.

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Blogger Conference Call on Oil Sands

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy development  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

Yesterday, API hosted bloggers for a conference call featuring Robert Renner, Alberta Minister of the Environment. Minister Renner was available to take questions about Canada's oil sands from the bloggers who recently toured ConocoPhillips and Syncrude operations in Alberta. 

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