WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna today praised a letter by Reps. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Mike Ross (D-Ark.) and 103 other members of Congress that urges Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow a Senate vote on legislation setting a deadline for President Obama to act on a request for construction approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Drevna said NPRA supports a Senate vote and urges passage of the measure, called the North American-Made Energy Security (NAMES) Act.
The pipeline could bring more than 500,000 barrels a day of Canadian oil to American refineries on the Gulf Coast to be used to manufacture fuel to serve American consumers, pump billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and support close to 85,000 U.S. jobs by 2020 if approved, accord to information gathered in a fact sheet prepared by NPRA.
The fact sheet is called: "Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil Sands & Keystone XL Pipeline" and dispels false claims by opponents of the pipeline.
"The Keystone XL pipeline would provide America with a critically important source of energy and jobs to fuel our economic growth and increase our national security," Drevna said. "America has no better ally than our close friend and neighbor Canada. It's in our national interest and the interest of every American to have the State Department and President Obama give the Keystone XL pipeline quick approval to begin construction."
NPRA is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. NPRA members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and provide jobs directly and indirectly for more than 2 million Americans.
SOURCE National Petrochemical & Refiners Association