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Keystone XL gets boost in Nebraska re-route

Dickinson Press -- WASHINGTON — The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline received a boost Friday when Nebraska regulators said its proposed new route would avoid many of the ecologically-sensitive areas that led the U.S. government to block it last year.

The new route for the $5.3 billion Alberta-to-Nebraska pipeline, backed by TransCanada Corp, would avoid the ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region but would still cross part of the massive Ogallala aquifer, the Nebraska environment regulator said.

If built, Keystone XL would link Canada’s booming oil sands production with the refineries and ports of Texas’ Gulf Coast, carrying some 830,000 barrels of oil per day.

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman now has 30 days to decide whether he supports the new Keystone XL route.

The State Department has said it


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:52:15 AM

40mpg: that's the billion dollar question, isn't it?
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40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:18:47 AM

I'm not sure it's worth the risk if we are going to send it all to China.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:49:41 AM

make it safe and extra safe, wherever it goes
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 3:40:45 AM

This proposed project is still a long way from being a reality.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:53:55 AM

Keystone XL gets boost in Nebraska re-route ans stop the Canadian Keystone XL illegal land grab from private citizens and stealing their land.
The Keystone XL pipeline will process crude oil into fuel at the gulf coast refineries and export that fuel to countries that will pay more for it. The US will Not see cheaper fuel prices! Big Oil will build the pipeline, no matter what Sneeky or D.C. Says.
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down!
No Thanks to the Mindless Sheep Pinheads that voted this bozo back in office.
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal greedy benefit.
The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:52:00 AM

NHLiveFree is 'out to lunch' !!!
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:49:38 AM

I fully agree with clermont40miles.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:36:58 PM


Would some of clermont40...'s dear friends sit him down and explain to him the USA national elections are over. Get over it clermont. Sore losers are quite unbecoming.

You said it well CdnLynx, jrsva, and Aviator_Rob. A few here desperately require a tutorial in reading and thinking before spouting or regurgitating the usual industry spin and lies.
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:23:40 PM

Too many assumptions are being made re: export of tar sand oil to China!
Canadian oil sent to American refineries for processing, therefore the oil can be exported to either America, China or any other country. The assumption, that because America is refining the tar sands oil, it's automatically American oil, total fallacy! If America does not want to purchase it then it can be then purchased by other nations, suspect China would not be the only recipient.
Keystone XL pipeline is designed to carry other oil also; Canada also produces sweet oil. Sweet oil wells are situated throughout western Canada, B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
The Bakken oil formation is situated both in the U.S & Canada, and the Keystone is also slated to carry oil from the Bakken formation!
The Keystone is to be a communal pipeline; example - if it handles 1,000,000 barrels per day, and half the crude, (500,000 is equally shared) between Canada and the U.S, then the refined petroleum product belongs equally to Canada and the U.S.

[Edited by: CdnLynx at 1/8/2013 12:27:06 AM EST]
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:22:23 PM

get it there
so they can export it
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:22:07 PM


Ya right suzmar, just think how much we'd all save if all business plans just skipped the necessary environmental studies. Can you spell L-O-V-E C-A-N-A-L suzmar?
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:19:34 PM


"Avoid many" as in some but no where near all the ecologically-sensitive areas. API speak needs a special translator. Of course API speak is very close to Enron lies.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:14:55 PM

To bad it will all be exported.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:14:01 PM

Get the jobs going already.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:13:04 PM

Put in more pipe.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:10:11 PM

$40 billion in profits and THAT's why you think gas prices are high, @suzmar? Litigation?

Lawyers fees are like tip money for Big Oil.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:08:46 PM

Good news.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:05:50 PM

Crank it up!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:05:48 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:03:08 PM

Another good one!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:01:26 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:00:54 PM

Ok.
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:58:24 PM

This needs to get built. It is no wonder that prices are so high. The consumer ultimately pays for all the lawsuit defenses, environmental studies etc.
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vibdata
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:57:10 PM

Just re-route it around any opposition.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:52:35 PM

@EvPv wrote, "Simply make every person involved culpable for any problems. They will earn the profits, they also take the risks. No hiding behind the corporate shield. This way everybody should be able to figure things will be done in the most responsible manner."

A nice sentiment but do you truly believe that is what would happen?
Too much money at stake and too many lawyers on retainer for that to ever happen.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:50:14 PM

Keystone making it back in the news now
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:50:03 PM

You forgot two steps, @clermont40miles.

Step 4a: Spill

Step 4b: Export

There is no Step 5 for the tar sands, except in China.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:48:00 PM

Please explain how any of this will help the American taxpayer, @Dragnet.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:47:45 PM

Great!
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:46:37 PM

Maybe if you'd stop calling him "Obummer" he just might, @blazerbob91.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:45:59 PM

You're right, @SammyAdams. The XL pipeline is a national security issue... FOR CHINA. None of that oil is staying in this country. It's all bound for the Gulf coast and then onward to Far East.

Toot toot!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:45:45 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:44:58 PM

finally some rational facts
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:44:39 PM

Build it Obummer
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:44:15 PM

The Canadian tar sands are world's largest pile of asphalt. They should use it to pave a highway from Canada to Mexico, instead of trying to push it through a pipe.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:40:42 PM

This is a national security issue and should be treated like such. BUILD THE PIPELINE.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:39:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:34:18 PM

Now how many of these stupid animals are going to pay taxes to survive in the way of progress that would help the American tax payer? We have blown things too far outta proportion.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:29:32 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:26:28 PM

dont u want our cheap oil????
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:23:44 PM

The Koch sewer line should have been banned by now. Why would any American want the filthy, hazardous oil tar piped across the US, refined in coastal refineries while polluting the surrounding environment, then shipped out to global markets with absolutely no benefit to US citizens unless you are one of the corporate thugs in the Big Oil syndicate?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:23:41 PM

Stop playing around and start building it.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:22:38 PM

Sounds like very positive progress. I think we are on our way boys and girls!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:19:47 PM

There goes the corn belt of America.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:17:09 PM

slowly but surely the pipeline is moving along
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:16:37 PM

Ugh! Tired of hearing about this pipeline!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:16:25 PM

Less talk and more action.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:13:52 PM

get on with it
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:13:11 PM

Make approval conditional on *All* refined product staying in the United States.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:10:10 PM

1) Fire BHO & Co.
2) Build the pipeline.
3) Produce.
4) Transport.
5) Consume.

Step #1 is paramount. Missed opportunity or stolen opportunity, so will be difficult to achieve.
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