Great, informative piece by Vox.com about the Keystone XL pipeline, which the U.S. House approved yet again Friday.
The Vox post answers “9 questions about the Keystone XL pipeline you were too embarrassed to ask.”
There’s even music!
President Obama is described as possibly leaning toward skepticism about the project, saying in an ABC interview: “Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. It doesn’t have an impact on US gas prices.”
Is that true? As with many aspects of the KXL debate, it depends on whom you ask, and what data set you consult.
Here’s what an op-ed in the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune said in October:
Canada’s National Energy Board anticipates 15 Midwestern states will experience a 10 to 20 cent per gallon increase in gasoline prices if KXL is built. It would happen because an oversupply of Canadian crude now refined for U.S. domestic use will be diverted to KXL for export.