The Keystone Pipeline upon completion would carry more than 800,000 barrels or 33.6 million gallons of oil through the pipeline per day. With no harmful emissions.
A Barrel of Oil is 42 gallons (not to be confused with a 55 gallon Drum). Because a gallon of oil weighs about 7.8 pounds per gallon – most tractor trailer trucks can only carry about 130 barrels of oil at a time – without violating our department of transportation limits of 80,000 lbs. on our roadways. The 80,000 limit includes the truck and the cargo weight TOTAL. (An EMPTY tractor trailer averages about 35,000 pounds in weight.)
It would take 6,154 more trucks going just from Canada to the Gulf Coast for that same oil – EVERY SINGLE DAY – seven days a week !!!Now a rail car holds approx. 30,000 gallons or 700 barrels. It would take trains pulling 1,143 more rail cars per day – EVERY DAY – just to pull the oil equal to that pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. TRAINS and TRUCKS ??? BURNING MORE DIESEL FUEL AND CREATING MORE AND MORE EMISSIONS !!!! All that would be eliminated by the Keystone Pipeline.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. SOME POLITICIANS ARE GETTING PAID OFF / BRIBES / ETC. !!!!