Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement welcoming a vote by the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Wednesday approving bipartisan legislation requiring the Obama administration to issue a final order by Nov. 1 on whether the Keystone XL pipeline can be built to transport oil from Western Canada to Texas.
"Today's bipartisan vote is an important step to end the delays and approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would benefit American families and businesses by supplying U.S. refineries with oil they need to manufacture gasoline, diesel and other fuels to serve the American people. This pipeline would strengthen America's economic and national security and provide jobs for American workers."
NPRA is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.