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The Keystone Showdown: #EnergyChat on the Final Chapter of the Pipeline Fight

February 7, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

The years-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline appears to be entering its final chapter. The new Congress recently passed legislation requiring the Obama Administration to approve it. Now the President must decide whether or not to make good on a threat to veto any bill forcing his hand on the issue.[read more]


Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Significantly Increase Carbon Emissions? The Numbers Behind the KXL Debate [UPDATED]

February 3, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

The State Department released an updated final environmental impact statement for Keystone XL that buoyed the hopes of pipeline advocates and opponents alike and gave Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama considerable leeway to make their final decision on the project.[read more]

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Be Approved? New State Department Environmental Report Buoys Both Sides

February 3, 2014 by Elana Schor

The State Department gave hope to both sides of Keystone XL debate in a report that made few changes to its earlier conclusion, that rejecting the pipeline would not stop development of the emissions-intensive Canadian oil sands, while staying mum on the overarching impact of the controversial project.[read more]

Keystone XL: Pyrrhic Victory Ahead?

February 22, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The State Department's decision on the cross-border permit is expected within a few months. But Keystone could prove a Pyrrhic victory for either environmentalists or the energy industry.[read more]

What’s So Bad About Exporting Gasoline?

January 9, 2012 by Robert Rapier

One of my Top 10 Energy Stories of 2011 was the fact that the U.S. had become a net exporter of finished petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline. In fact, because gasoline and diesel prices were so high, fuel exports were valued at $88 billion, which made them the top value export in 2011 for the first time ever:[read more]

Natural Gas Shift Requires $205 Billion In New Pipelines

July 18, 2011 by Rod Adams

Bill Loveless of Platts Energy Week recently interviewed Don Santa, President and CEO of INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America), about a study that his organization commission from ICF International. According to the study, the shifts in natural gas supply areas combined with shifts in the customer base, will require the...[read more]

Keystone XL Pipeline Hyperbole Heats Up

May 24, 2011 by Michael Giberson

Oh the hyperbole of it all: In addition to pollution and harm to the environment, Keystone XL directly puts at risk the land of families across a full stretch of our country. The pipeline would cross through six states and several major rivers, in addition to the Ogallala Aquifer, which supplies clean water to two million...[read more]