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The Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Opportunity and Challenges

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a pipeline system running from the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada to the United States, including locations in Illinois, Oklahoma, and the Gulf Coast.  The purpose of the pipeline is to transport crude oil from Canada to markets in the United States.  TransCanada, a Canadian pipeline company, owns…

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The 2012-2017 OCS Leasing Program

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to develop a program every five years that grants mineral leases and regulates oil and natural gas activities.  The OCSLA allows the Secretary to grant leases to the highest bidder, and allows the Secretary to formulate regulations for the areas.

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Exploration & Production in Sensitive Environments

A growing percentage of the nation’s untapped oil and gas resources are located in sensitive environments, such as the Arctic, wetlands, coastal areas, and the outer continental shelf.  Over the past four decades, the oil and gas industry has been developing new technologies and approaches for operating in these environments without harming them.  For example,…

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