Keystone XL Southern Leg Carries First Oil
January 26, 2014 | FuelFix
The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline started carrying about 300,000 barrels of oil per day and is expected to carry over 500,000 barrels per day by the end of this year. With a total capacity of 700,000 barrels per day this pipeline could easily be filled with USA crude before it reaches the Canadian border.
Canadian Oil Sand Crude by Rail
October 3, 2013 | Marketwatch
The Reuters story above shows that crude oil can be transported long distances by rail - from North Dakota to Philadelphia.
Another story on Marketwatch explains how rail could be used to transport Canadian oil sands crude if the Keystone XL pipeline is not built.
No Keystone XL? Send Tankers Through the Arctic
May 6, 2013 | Alaska Dispatch
The government of Alberta is looking into the possibility of shipping tar sand crude to foreign markets on tankers through the increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean.