Keystone XL oil pipeline clears signi...

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

There are 37 comments on the KFMB-TV San Diego story from Jan 31, 2014, titled Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle. In it, KFMB-TV San Diego reports that:

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S. The State Department reported no major environmental objections to the proposed ... (more)

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#21 Feb 3, 2014
Grogan wrote:
Good point SpaceBlues. That Canada has their own refineries and that pipelines are safer for people rather than having oil transported by rail.
The next step..

Then why doesn't Canada refine their own oil in their own refineries? However they transport their own oil in their own country..

Since: Apr 07

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#22 Feb 3, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>The next step..
Then why doesn't Canada refine their own oil in their own refineries? However they transport their own oil in their own country..
For the same reason why Canada use to transport grain through American and Canadian rail system to ports that had the infrastructure to do so. New pipelines from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico would do the same for production.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#23 Feb 4, 2014
Grogan wrote:
<quoted text>When the accident happaened in Lac-Megantic,Quebec. killing 47 people the oil was being transported by rail from North Dakota to the Irving Refinery in Saint John,N.B.
PIPING oil to THEIR refinery would eliminate the risk of rail accident WITHOUT the need to pipe the oil all the way across America.

Since: Apr 07

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#24 Feb 4, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>
PIPING oil to THEIR refinery would eliminate the risk of rail accident WITHOUT the need to pipe the oil all the way across America.
We need a balanced energy plan that makes since that includes North American oil instead of depending on the Middle Eastern oil and to all the other options we have.
SpaceBlues

Cypress, TX

#25 Feb 4, 2014
Grogan wrote:
<quoted text>For the same reason why Canada use to transport grain through American and Canadian rail system to ports that had the infrastructure to do so. New pipelines from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico would do the same for production.
Grain and oil..

You are joking.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#26 Feb 4, 2014
Grogan wrote:
<quoted text>We need a balanced energy plan that makes since that includes North American oil instead of depending on the Middle Eastern oil and to all the other options we have.
did you hear news that we opened the regulations on EXPORTING oil from the US as we have more than we can refine?
tariff

Sapulpa, OK

#27 Feb 5, 2014
the XL pipeline will carry the dirtiest oil across the Ogallala shallow drinking water supply to 3 million people from the Dakota's to Texas where it will be refined in Houston then shipped out to the world market, this is insanity, if we don't have safe drinking water in our future, then our children will die2141, another West Virginia?

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#28 Feb 5, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>did you hear news that we opened the regulations on EXPORTING oil from the US as we have more than we can refine?
The price of oil keeps going up not down, so if we have more the price should come down.
tariff

Sapulpa, OK

#29 Feb 5, 2014
carey529 wrote:
why would Obama do anything that might be beneficial to the country?
hand out a few more ebt cards, give away a few more phones and all the folks like "we the sheeple" are happy little lemmings!
your pic probably look's just you , stupid
bullmoose

Sapulpa, OK

#30 Feb 6, 2014
above ground pipeline carrying Canada's dirtiest ,polluted oil across 5 million peoples drinking water supply, and a easy target for terrorists to blow up or for red necks that have nothing more to do than just shoot holes through it, five million people lives depend on that water to live survive and for about 100 permanent jobs, land owners don't get rich for right of ways across their land, rich in corn , wheat and fresh water on their way to Houston refineries, refined and shipped out to the world market where we then import it back and we tax payers subsidize big oil to do that, and big oil and their investors don't give a shit about climate change and what we will leave our grandchildren
Bama

Kamuela, HI

#31 Feb 6, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The Keystone pipeline is only beneficial to the oil & gas barons, NOT the country as a whole.
We won't see the price of gas drop by even a penny if this pipeline is approved because every drop of oil it carries will be exported to Asia.
The ONLY way I could support the pipeline is if it was required by law that every drop of crude it carries is used ONLY in America.
Now I wonder why the oil boosters in Congress are so opposed to that idea?
Well the odds are that the oil will be shipped to South America or Europe and not Asia as that would be the most profitable location due to transportation costs. demand and time. That would free up oil companies to shift their oil production sites in Asia to Asia only nations.

But you are right, America will not see the benefit at the pump like they do now in the northern states. Which is the current cost effective location for the oil from Canada to be sold to and made into gas which then benefits most of the northern great lakes states.

Let's be honest, All reports have shown that even with the gut of American oil boom and America standing as the 1st place in exporter of refined oil products including gasoline we can safety put to bed the notion that increase supply (more oil and more gasoline)= reduced price at the pump, Our current standing as world's leading exporter of gasoline proves that point.

It's tragic that people still chant "drill baby drill" when asked about how to reduce gasoline prices and even when given this tidbit of facts about gasoline exportation going on they still insist that more oil is going to solve the problem.

The pillaging of American natural resources continues for the profit of those that hold no desire to aid the nation that they take so eagerly from and demand to pay back as little as possible or worse, Demand that the American government pay them for what they do.

But I rant, I know not what the solution is, I usually am a believer in supply and demand, But bearing witness to the current status of the oil and gasoline market in America my faith in that time honored model has been greatly shaken.

Since: Feb 07

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#32 Oct 29, 2015
This Govenator has broadcast his next move. The state budget of Pennsylvania has been taken hostage for the next crisis.
While the nation watched the elite media implode PA has been set upon alert.
IB DaMann

Alexandria, VA

#33 Oct 29, 2015
WeTheSheeple wrote:
The Keystone pipeline is only beneficial to the oil & gas barons, NOT the country as a whole.
Hold on. Of course the pipeline itself is not so beneficial to the country as a whole. It's the oil and gas that is carried that is beneficial to the country as a whole.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
We won't see the price of gas drop by even a penny if this pipeline is approved because every drop of oil it carries will be exported to Asia. The ONLY way I could support the pipeline is if it was required by law that every drop of crude it carries is used ONLY in America.
Wow. Every drop in Asia vs. every drop in America. There is no in-between. There are no other possibilities. There are no other options.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Now I wonder why the oil boosters in Congress are so opposed to that idea?
It's just my guess but I'm betting there is a world of options they would want to consider first.

Since: Feb 07

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#34 Nov 2, 2015
When punting the responsibility to the next generation does not work, lay it off on the next administration, this is just the way of the
Elite Washington DC Bubble.
Radio Silence on the ELECTION Day should tell you something.
litesong

Greenbank, WA

#35 Nov 2, 2015
tariff wrote:
the XL pipeline will carry the dirtiest oil across the Ogallala shallow drinking water supply to 3 million people from the Dakota's to Texas where it will be refined in Houston then shipped out to the world market, this is insanity, if we don't have safe drinking water in our future, then our children will die2141, another West Virginia?
The energy companies already poisoned & polluted the Canadian tar sands:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/galler...

The companies are warmed up, & ready to do an excellent job of poisoning & polluting the Ogallala. How 'bout terrain outside the aquifer? Yeah, that too.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#36 Nov 2, 2015
Research, and remember to VOTE.
litesong

Greenbank, WA

#37 Nov 2, 2015
Bama wrote:
The pillaging of American natural resources continues for the profit of those that hold no desire to aid the nation that they take so eagerly from and demand to pay back as little as possible or worse, Demand that the American government pay them for what they do.
But I rant......
In truth, pillaging occurs in the whole Earth. Pillaging.....that's not a strong enough term.
Observe the normally hard to observe Canadian northlands & tar sands:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/galler...

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