North American energy security is an attainable goal
The Keystone XL Pipeline will play a significant role in America’s energy future. It will have the capacity to transport 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Canada – a reliable trading partner with the third largest oil reserve on the planet – and the continental United States to refineries on the Gulf Coast. It will displace much of the higher-priced and expensive-to-transport oil those refineries currently import from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iraq.
By creating a "hardwired" link, Keystone XL will be critical in helping the United States decrease its dependence on oil from less stable countries.
Safe, reliable and environmentally responsible
Energy security is about safe, reliable access to diverse and abundant energy resources. It’s also about having a choice in how those resources will be procured, used and distributed. Safe, secure access to domestic crude oil is key to ensuring long-term energy security and stable energy prices.
Increasing the supply of oil coming from Canada, the only supplier to the U.S. with substantial greenhouse gas regulations, reduces our dependence on more distant supplies of oil by tanker, which is often more susceptible to disruption, and can sometimes be diverted even while en route.
Building the infrastructure to help the United States get the oil it relies on every day from right here in North America just makes sense.”
Keystone XL will help the U.S. decrease its dependence on oil from less stable countries