Now that the U.S. government has cleared the Keystone XL project of any dire environmental impact, attention is returning to why the pipeline was needed in the first place: to get more Canadian oil to U.S. refineries.
A long awaited report on the XL Keystone pipeline stated what everyone knew all along, the State Department said the Keystone XL pipeline would not have a significant impact on global warming or greenhouse gasses.
Even the bulls are throwing in the towel, yet there may be signs that the crude collapse may slowdown just a bit. Still, oil is headed longer-term toward $88, a target we have had for weeks and now is looking more like we are going to be right on target.
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of TransCanada's application to the U.S. State Department for the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta to Texas known as the Keystone pipeline, the most famous pipeline in America even though it has not been built.
If oil and gas is a profoundly dynamic phenomenon, then so too must be environmental risk and conflicts over natural resources—and we are not getting the full picture from the mainstream media, according to Michael T. Klare.