Biden’s pipeline stance could be big trouble for Sask, says Energy Minister

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is not backing down on statements made last week when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.  In fact, he appears to be doubling down on them.
During an interview Friday, Biden said he has been against the project from the beginning and that it is “tarsands” we don’t need.
Comments like that are not what’s needed according to Saskatchewan’s Energy Minister.
Bronwyn Eyre says Biden needs to look at the benefits of the pipeline on both sides of the border and reverse his stance.
“The Keystone XL project is about jobs, just short of  3,000 in Canada, and that includes Saskatchewan of course,” said Eyre. “Including at Evraz in Regina, which is a major supplier of pipes for this project. In the U.S. too, I can’t imagine that Mr. Biden’s position will go over well with blue collar workers.”
Eyre says the lack of access to tidewater cost Saskatchewan oil producers about $3.7 billion in lost revenue in 2018.
She adds the province will be reaching out to key U-S legislators to have their say on the matter.

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