31 Aug '11, 7pm

To supporters of Tar Sands & Keystone XL pipeline, If you think tar sands will improve energy security, you're wrong.

Now, perhaps the most pervasive talking point that's fired off in support of the pipeline goes something like this: "By getting our oily oil from Canada instead of a Big Scary Middle Eastern Nation That Doesn't Like Us Very Much, we'll Improve National Security!" The report, from OIl Change International, reveals what's really going on: "based on data and documents from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the Canadian National Energy Board, corporate disclosures to regulators and investors, and analysis of the rapidly shifting oil market. The facts: Keystone XL is an export pipeline. The Port Arthur, Texas, refiners at the end of its route are focused on expanding exports to Europe, and Latin America. Much of the fuel refined from the pipeline's heavy crude oil will never reach U.S. drivers' tanks. Valero, the key customer for crude oil from Keystone XL, has exp...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/us-plans-export-o...

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