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TransCanada recently refused to support a requirement that oil from Keystone XL be dedicated for use in the United States in a recent Congressional hearing.26 In December 2011, Representative Edward Markey asked TransCanada’s President, Alex Pourbaix, to support a condition that would require the oil on Keystone XL to be used in the United States.
Mr. Pourbaix refused, saying that such a requirement would cause refineries to back out of their contracts. 27
Video: Dec. 2, 2011: Markey questions if Keystone pipeline will really aid in US economic, nat'l security - YouTubeWhen TransCanada initially proposed Keystone XL to Canadian regulators, the company acknowledged that Keystone XL would increase the cost of Canadian crude by $3 per barrel in the Gulf Coast market and by more than $6 per barrel in the Midwest crude market. (See TransCanada, Western Canadian Crude Supply and Markets. February 12, 2009. Application to the National Energy Board (February 2009), Appendix 3-1, at 28)
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/files/kxlsecurity.pdfRetired Brigadier General Steven Anderson has announced his strong opposition to the bill recently proposed by Senator Lugar to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline. [...] General Anderson disagreed with Senator Lugar’s assertion that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be good for national security, noting that Keystone XL would act as a pathway for oil to be exported out of the country while doing nothing to solve the core problem - our country's oil dependence. The General concluded that the only way to reduce our reliance on volatile oil markets and unfriendly oil exports is to use less oil.
Retired General: Lugar's Keystone XL bill will reduce U.S. national security | Anthony Swift's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDCIn his final military assignment, he [Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven M. Anderson] served for two years on the Army Staff in the Pentagon as the Director, Operations and Logistics Readiness, Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 (logistics). General (Ret.) Anderson is a 1978 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and earned a Masters of Science degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987.
Steven M. Anderson Profile - Forbes.com