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Debate Renewed Over Keystone Pipeline 03/25 09:56
DALLAS (AP) -- President Donald Trump is calling his administration's
approval of the Keystone XL pipeline a new era for American energy policy.
As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama
administration and favored energy development over environmentalists'
objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to
Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
Trump on Friday called it "a great day for American jobs." The costs and
benefits of the pipeline have been hotly debated, however, and many experts
believe it will have only a small impact on the U.S. economy.
The company proposing the pipeline, Calgary-based TransCanada Corp.,
estimates the project could create up to 6,500 construction jobs for two years.
In a 2014 report, the State Department projected the pipeline would support
3,900 in construction jobs.
Including work indirectly related to the construction, the number of jobs
balloons to 42,100, the State Department estimated. But once the pipeline is
finished, it will create just 35 permanent jobs, according to the report.
The State Department estimated that construction of Keystone XL would
contribute $3.4 billion to the nation's output. That's about 0.02 percent of
the $18 trillion U.S. economy.
The State Department estimated that Keystone XL would generate $70 million
in new state and local taxes along the route during construction and $55.6
million in property taxes once oil starts flowing.
Environmental groups say TransCanada overstates the economic benefits of the
pipeline and lowballs the impact of using tar-sands oil. They say it generates
more carbon emissions to refine the heavy, thick crude than to process other
oil types. A civil engineer at the University of Nebraska said that TransCanada
also significantly underestimated the chance of a major oil spill from the
Keystone XL would carry up to 830,000 barrels a day from Alberta to
Nebraska, where it would connect with the existing Keystone pipeline that flows
to Gulf Coast refineries.
During an Oval Office ceremony Friday, TransCanada CEO Russell Girling
thanked Trump for pushing the pipeline, and he called it "a very, very
important day" for the company.
In a video on the company website, Girling said the pipeline is needed
because North America needs oil so badly that it will continue to import crude
"for years to come." But in January he had leavened his optimism with some
doubts because of uncertainty about demand from oil producers.
Canada is the largest exporter of oil to the U.S., at about 3.3 million
barrels a day in 2016. Running at capacity, Keystone XL would equal about
one-fourth of the current flow. U.S. oil production is around 9 million barrels
Two other planned pipelines would carry Alberta oil to export markets,
creating competition with Keystone XL for commitments from oil producers. Some
analysts think only two of the three pipelines will get built.
By providing a route to the Gulf Coast, Keystone XL could raise the price of
tar sands oil. Among the oil companies that could benefit: Canada's Suncor
Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Texas-based Exxon Mobil
Corp., whose former CEO, Rex Tillerson, is now the secretary of state.
Tillerson recused himself from the pipeline decision.
A pipeline to Gulf refineries will make drilling in Alberta more attractive.
The 2014 drop in oil prices hurt because production and processing are more
expensive in the oil sands than in many other places. Last year Exxon wrote
down the value of its Canadian reserves.
The pipeline likely will not be completed for several years, so there will
be no immediate effect on prices at the pump. It's not clear that Keystone XL
will eventually lead to lower prices --- it could have the reverse effect.
Patrick DeHaan, an analyst for the price-tracking service GasBuddy.com, said
the pipeline could lead to higher prices for Canadian crude oil, which has long
sold at a discount.
Trump said in January, while announcing his support for Keystone XL and
Dakota Access, that he would require pipelines to be made with American steel,
but there is no such requirement for Keystone XL. A White House spokeswoman
said this month that Trump's directive applied only to new pipelines, and since
TransCanada had already stockpiled pipe, "the steel is already literally
sitting there. It would be hard to go back."
About half of the pipe is from the U.S. and the rest comes from Canada,
Italy and India.
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