Laborers working on pipeline

CEA’s Michael Whatley discusses the economic and environmental benefits of constructing Keystone XL.

The oil that Keystone XL will move daily from Canada and the Bakken oil field will replace oil that’s coming to American refineries along the Gulf Coast from overseas and via rail. In fact, the 830,000 barrels of oil per day the pipeline would carry is enough to fill 4,150 trucks or 1,185 railcars. Taking that many vehicles off the road would decrease vehicular and rail traffic and, in turn, air emissions.

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