How to stop Saudi Arabia’s oil pipeline project from entering the United States
The Saudi-led plan to build a pipeline through the U.S. border to carry oil to the Gulf Coast has been approved by the State Department, with a new executive order that will give the White House broad authority to approve the pipeline.
Trump will have the authority to set the cost, set up and build the pipeline, and determine whether it would help the U., according to the order, which is expected to be signed by Trump on Thursday.
Trump also will be given broad authority over the pipelines route, from Gulf Coast ports to ports in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest, the order said.
It’s a major step toward the goal of bringing oil to market and the U.
“The order says the pipeline will have a maximum capacity of 2 million barrels a day, and the pipeline could carry up to 500,000 barrels a month.
It will not cross the U, but would cross the southern border of the U’s northern neighbor, Mexico, as well as the southern states of Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Texas, the State Dept. said.
The order gives the State Departments Office of Field Operations (OFEX) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) the authority “to enforce and enforce regulations and requirements regarding the conduct of the Pipeline Program.”
PHMSA is a federal agency that oversees pipeline safety.
The pipeline could cross the border into Canada, where it would enter the U via the Lufkin-Bryan River.
It could also pass through the northern half of the United Kingdom.
Trump has previously said he would reject the pipeline in the future.
The U.K. has said it will not build a new pipeline under its border with England unless there is a “clear and present danger” of spills into the sea.
In 2017, the U to the U-K.
was also shut down for about three months for a pipeline leak.
A pipeline explosion killed 17 people, including five children, and injured dozens of others in Saudi Arabia in 2016.
In January, the Saudi-owned Royal Saudi Shipping Company said it would stop shipping crude oil to U.N. facilities.
The State Department’s order is a major development for the project, which was originally expected to go through the Northern Virginia area, near Virginia Beach, on the Virginia coast.
But it was postponed by Trump’s executive order, and now it is likely to go ahead as planned.
Trump and his administration have said the pipeline would help bring oil to markets and boost the economy.
President Donald Trump arrives for a meeting of the Global Leadership Forum at the White Senate in Washington, D.C., U.D., UPI/Katherine Rampell – Pool via Reuters