Obama Keystone

FILE - This May 24, 2012m file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark. For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department. Under a President George W. Bush-era executive order, border-crossing oil pipelines require a presidential permit, granted only after a government-wide review coordinated by the State Department. An Associated Press review of every cross-border pipeline application since 2004 shows that the Keystone review has been anything but ordinary. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

WASHINGTON DC – Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in a press release with respect to TC Energy’s announcement about the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“Keystone XL would have transported a critical resource in the most energy-efficient and safest way possible – more than one half-million barrels of oil per day from Canada to the United States. 

"President Biden's administration officials, including Secretary of Energy Granholm, have noted that pipelines are the safest and most efficient, and therefore the most environmentally sound way, to transport liquid fuels and natural gas. Even the State Department under President Obama admitted that the pipeline would have no discernable climate impact.

"After years of frustration with American politicians stalling and posturing about the Keystone XL pipeline, it is completely understandable that the company had to set the project aside. Nonetheless, no one should be surprised when this oil finds its way into markets through tankers (perhaps to China) or railcars. This also strengthens the market position of Middle East producers and Russia while weakening the U.S."

 "For many, fighting against the Keystone XL pipeline has been about intentionally increasing the price of gasoline for Americans. Since President Biden took office and took a series of actions – including canceling the Keystone XL pipeline – gasoline prices have risen 30 percent.  And it's only going to get worse. This is a dark day for American energy consumers.”

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