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  •  Not only that (0+ / 0-)

    but the whole point of the pipeline is to get the oil to the gulf ports so it can be shipped to other continents.  As I understand it we're getting that oil as it is.  Building the pipeline only allows this "domestic" energy to be shipped overseas.  Fantastic.

    •  that isn't the whole point (0+ / 0-)

      The Keystone XL pipeline will get Alberta tar sands synthetic crude to south central refineries for use of that production in the United States......this isn't just about exports.

      •  You're correct (0+ / 0-)

        My language was too absolute.  However:  

        "an independent study conducted by the Cornell ILR Global Labor Institute refers to some studies (e.g. a 2011 study by Danielle Droitsch of Pembina Institute) according to which "a good portion of the oil that will gush down the KXL will probably end up being finally consumed beyond the territorial United States". It also states that the project will increase the heavy crude oil price in the Midwestern United States by diverting oil sands oil from the Midwest refineries to the Gulf Coast and export markets"

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