President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

We may finally get a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in 2014, but in the meantime the battle over whether or not to construct the oil transportation infrastructure project rages on. This infographic argues in favor of constructing KXL because pipelines are a more efficient transportation method than either trucking or railing crude oil.

“To move 830,000 barrels a day via rail or truck would significantly strain existing infrastructure.  An average tanker truck can carry 200 barrels of crude or petroleum product.  To transport Keystone XL’s 830,000 barrels a day capacity, it would require 4,150 tanker truck loads daily.  An average rail car can carry 700 barrels of crude oil. To transport Keystone XL’s 830,000 barrels a day capacity, it would require 1,185 rail cars per day.”

Infographic KXL

The infographic was created by the Consumer Energy Alliance.