America and Canada: Standing together for energy independence

America faces a choice: It can import oil from Canada – a secure and environmentally responsible neighbor that is committed to North American energy independence – or it can choose less stable offshore sources with much weaker environmental standards. Canada delivers 2.4 million barrels of oil to American refineries every day through pipelines connecting American homes, businesses and industries to a reliable source of fuel.

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America and Canada: friends, neighbors, allies

America's choice: import oil from Canada – a secure and environmentally responsible neighbor that is committed to North American energy independence – or choose less stable offshore sources with much weaker environmental standards. Canada delivers 2.4 million barrels of oil to American refineries every day through pipelines connecting American homes, businesses and industries to a reliable source of fuel.

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Canada is America’s largest oil supplier

The International Energy Agency reports that the United States will need to import oil for more than 20 years. Every day Canada provides more oil to America than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. Canada is a reliable and secure partner committed to meeting America's future energy needs.

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Canada provides 2.4 million barrels of oil per day to the United States

America and Canada have the same greenhouse gas reduction targets

Canada and America have committed to the same greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Canada is one of the only major suppliers of crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries planning concrete action to reduce emissions. Through innovation, new technology and tough new laws, Canadian pipelines are the environmentally responsible choice to meet America’s oil energy needs.

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Fact Sheets

Government of Canada Takes Action: Safeguarding Canada's Environment
The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the environment.

Canada: A World Environmental Leader in the Oil and Gas Sector
Its world-class environmental monitoring system is founded on science and transparency.

Canada-United States Relationship: Model for the World
The Canada-U.S. bilateral relationship is a model for the world. It is founded on values of democracy, respect, rule of law and free markets.

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Facts
KXL furthers our countries’ long history of cooperation by increasing the existing transport of Canadian and American crude to U.S. refineries, creating jobs and ensuring energy security for both our countries.

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80% of the oil sands are North American owned.

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Canada is the first major coal user to ban construction of traditional coal-fired electricity generation units. We are now working to achieve additional emission reductions through other sectors as well.

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The province of Alberta is the first North American jurisdiction with mandatory GHG reduction targets for large industrial GHG emitters, including the oil sands.

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Bilateral trade between our two countries in 2011 reached $716 billion, representing almost $2 billion worth of goods and services crossing the border every day, or more than $1.4 million a minute. Every day, 400 000 people cross the Canada-U.S. border.

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Canada is already the largest oil supplier to the U.S. – in 2012 delivering 3 million barrels of crude and petroleum products per day, more than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined.

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$13.5 million over two years is being provided to strengthen pipeline safety, including doubling the number of annual comprehensive audits.

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With support from the Government, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has already protected 835,637 acres of natural habitat – an area larger than the individual landmass of 80 countries in the world.

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Financial penalties of up to $400,000 are being introduced for companies that do not meet environmental assessment requirements.