A poll by the American Petroleum Institute shows that 75-percent of U-S citizens taking part in their survey support the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A poll by the American Petroleum Institute shows that 75-percent of U-S citizens taking part in their survey support the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Senior Economic Analyst Rayola Dougher says there have been questions regarding ownership of the product coming out of Canada and where the refined oil would end up.
Rayola Dougher, analyst with the American Petrolieum Institute; "they have less."
Dougher says one of the final hurdles was approval from the state of Nebraska. With that done the next step is the State Department's review and recommendation to the president who signs the deal. She says their timeline is uncertain.
If and when the Keystone XL oil pipeline will become a reality is still up in the air. Rayola Dougher is a senior economic analyst with the American Petroleum Institute says it is now a political issue. She says President Obama could give the ok at any time.
Dougher; "a year ago."
Dougher says however the State Department technically drag it their review as long as they like. They will look at the review from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, call for their own review or ask for another 180 day comment period.
With Nebraska's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline route is one more piece of the puzzle in the approval process for construction. Rayola Dougher is the Senior Economic Analyst with the American Petroleum Institute and says there are many more pieces to that puzzle that need to be put into place before the project is given final approval. She says the project now is in the hands of folks in Washington.
Dougher; "as they like."
Dougher says a recent survey shows that 75-percent of those polled approve of the project.
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