API: Latest inspector general's report should clear the way for KXL approval

Feb 26, 2014, 21:35 ET from American Petroleum Institute

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the State Department Inspector General's conclusion that there was no wrongdoing concerning the department's review of Keystone XL pipeline, API said no more evidence is needed to get this job creating project built.   

"The latest IG report removes another attempt by KXL opponents to block the project," said API Downstream Operations Senior Manager, Refining and Oil Sands Cindy Schild. "After more than five years, all the excuses not to build Keystone XL have been exhausted. The state of limbo needs to end.

"President Obama is calling 2014 'a year of action' for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families," said Schild. "Keystone XL would help the president meet that goal. All he needs to do is say yes, and he can do so today."

API represents all segments of America's oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 580 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation's energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.

SOURCE American Petroleum Institute