Transcanada www.transcanada.com spokes person talks about Keystone XL Pipeline with Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com CEO Tim Fisher Co-Host of the radio talk show Energy Matters on KFYR AM 550 www.kfyr.com in Bismarck North Dakota.
The first topic was informing the listening audience Transcanada already has a pipeline that crosses from the oil sands in Saskatchewan Canada all the way to the oil refinery in Cushing, Oklahoma. This pipeline has been in use for many years without incident. The Keystone XL Pipeline is a new pipeline proposed to bring oil from the oil sands in Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico which will allow the oil sands product to replace the oil currently imported from Venezuela.
Venezuela oil currently imported to the United States carry more carbon that of the Canadian Oil Sands virtually reducing green house emissions . When Venezuelan oil in imported to the United States it has a negative effect on North American countries as nearly 80 % off the oil revenue stays in OPEC country Venezuela and billions of United States currency is sent to a country that is no friend to the United States. Dictator Hugo Chavez has disdain for the United States whereas Canada, our largest trading partner, stands side by side with the United States.
Also Dictator Chavez has 4th stage cancer and is fighting for his life. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57571865/hugo-chavez-fighting-for-his-life-venezuelas-vice-president-says-again/ If he passes there is a real likelihood there will be severe unrest and a potential government overthrow which may end imports to the USA all together.
If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved it will also keep millions of barrels of oil from being shipped to China, India and Pakistan. Canadian oil is a national security advantage for both the United States and Canada.
Jobs, President Obama talks about the creation of high paying jobs and the Keystone XL Pipeline will bring exactly that. A big hurdle- A draft State Department report concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not speed up development of Canada’s oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists who claim Keystone would worsen climate change.The report from the State Department says the Canada-to-Texas pipeline would have little impact on the environment.
“Approval or denial of the proposed project is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the rate of development in the oil sands, or on the amount of heavy crude oil refined in the Gulf Coast area,” the report says.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/285789-state-report-downplays-climate-impact-of-keystone-pipeline#ixzz2MRNwLf5K Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/285789-state-report-downplays-climate-impact-of-keystone-pipeline Thousands of high paying jobs during the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline and thousands later to maintain the flow of oil and US refineries producing fuels that keep the world moving.
Tim Fisher Co-Host of the radio talk show Energy Matters on KFYR AM 550 www.kfyr.com in Bismarck North Dakota and CEO of Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com iterviews Transcanada www.transcanada.com spokes person about Keystone XL Pipeline.