Posted on Jul 29, 2020

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) welcomed news the President has approved Presidential permits for energy pipeline crossings of the borders between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico. AOPL urges the President to approve the additional remaining permits awaiting his signature.

AOPL WELCOMES NEW PIPELINE PRESIDENTIAL PERMITS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020—Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) welcomed news the President has approved Presidential permits for energy pipeline crossings of the borders between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico. AOPL urges the President to approve the additional remaining permits awaiting his signature.
 
"The President supports jobs for American workers and affordable energy for American families when he approves these cross-border permits," said Black, AOPL President and CEO.
 
Under the Executive Order the President signed last April, permission for energy infrastructure such as pipelines to cross the U.S. border is granted by the President through a cross-border Presidential permit. Pipeline projects supply jobs to construction and trades workers, manufacturing jobs for making pipe, pump and valve components, and supporting jobs across the value chain. Consumers across the nation benefit when new production is unlocked and delivered to customers with retail prices held in check by these additional supplies.
 
In today's action, local communities in the southwest will benefit from pipelines delivering crude production from the U.S. to customers in Mexico. American consumers will benefit from expanded pipeline capacity delivering additional Canadian production to U.S. refineries. Consumers across America will benefit from new crude oil supplies pressuring downward world energy prices and the retail prices we pay at the pump.
 
Additional cross-border Presidential permits for pipeline projects are awaiting the President's signature. AOPL urges the President to follow today's announcement quickly with news of additional permit signings.
 
AOPL represents liquids pipeline owners and operators transporting crude oil, petroleum products like gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, home heating oil, industrial feedstocks like ethane and rural fuels like propane. AOPL represents over 50 pipeline companies with over 200,000 miles of pipelines across America delivering affordable, reliable and plentiful energy to American drivers, families, farmers, workers and shoppers.