CALGARY – Immediately after U.S. President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the company that has been trying to build it for seven years vowed to find a way to complete the project.
“Today, misplaced symbolism was chosen over merit and science – rhetoric won out over reason,” TransCanada Corp. president and CEO Russ Girling said in a release criticizing Obama’s decision to reject his company’s pipeline project.
Canada’s oil is the environmentally responsible choice for the United States, Canada’s natural resources minister said in Chicago Tuesday.
Joe Oliver said Canada is and wants to remain the U.S.’s most important energy partner, building on a long and multi-layered partnership between the two countries.
“Our countries share the same GHG-emission-reduction targets,” he said in a noon speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “We are both committed to environmental protection and to continually improving technology.”
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking to counter opposition to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, a project crucial for boosting Canada’s economy and Harper’s plans to make the country an energy superpower to rival Saudi Arabia.
Harper, at an event Thursday moderated by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin for the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said there is a strong case for the U.S. government to approve the pipeline, citing the prospects for job creation and North American energy independence.
OTTAWA — Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on Thursday bluntly told the United States to decide the fate of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, saying the drawn-out process on whether to approve the northern leg of the project was taking too long.
“The time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one. We can’t continue in this state of limbo,” Baird said a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
Our good old friend, the Keystone XL Pipeline, is back in the news.
Obama’s recent global warming-themed speech brought the pipeline decision back to the spotlight.
This time around we’re heading further into the rabbit hole of rhetoric — luckily, there’s still three safe ways to play it…
U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL project will force pipeline companies and other industry players to re-evaluate their plans, but it doesn’t necessarily make Canada a more risky place for energy investment.
Since virtually all of Canada’s oil exports go to one customer – the United States – the transportation bottleneck that has forced more crude to be shipped by rail will persist. That is, until the domestic energy industry, and perhaps more important, politicians, change the way they do business.
ALGARY – Albertan politicians should promote oilsands and pipeline projects in Washington D.C. and overseas, the head of TransCanada Corp., the company seeking approvals to build the Keystone XL and Energy East pipelines, said Friday.
CALGARY • An anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activis
WASHINGTON — Canada has taken action to protect the climate during the more than four years it has waited for U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and there’s little more it can do in the short term, the country’s ambassador to the United States said.
As the U.S. State Department delays approval of TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline, which would link Alberta’s oil sands to refineries and ports in Texas, speculation has emerged that Canada could take further action on the climate to help make it easier for the United States to approve the project.