posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 07:35 PM
The Keystone Pipeline already exists. What doesn’t exist fully yet is its proposed expansion, the Keystone XL Pipeline. The existing Keystone runs
from oil sand fields in Alberta, Canada into the U.S., ending in Cushing, Oklahoma.
The 1,700 new miles of pipeline would offer two sections of expansion. First, a southern leg would connect Cushing, Oklahoma, where there is a current
bottleneck of oil, with the Gulf Coast of Texas, where oil refineries abound. That leg went into operation in January 2014. Second, the pipeline would
include a new section from Alberta to Kansas. It would pass through Bakken Shale region of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Here, it will
pass through a region where oil extraction is currently booming and take on some of this crude for transport.
The southern leg of the Keystone XL ties into the existing Keystone pipeline that already runs to Canada, bringing up to 700,000 barrels of oil a day
to refineries in Texas. At peak capacity, the pipeline will deliver 830,000 barrels of oil per day. While the pipeline is initially carried U.S. light
crude, it is expected to carry more heavy Canadian oil harvested from tar sands over the next year.
All the hullabaloo that is going around now is nothing more that liberals and environmentalist raising a bunch of BS. They have managed to slow down
progress in some areas. However, if you look at Cushing, OK construction is underway. I am pretty sure that if the President that is elected is not a
Democrat one of the first things that will happen will be the authorization of the XL Pipeline extension. It has been 7+ years of Obama BS stopping
progress and killing a lot of jobs.