Tim, do you have any reference/link to support the 'Taxes' statement, just so I can understand your point?
Why not build a refinery here?
I assumed by "here" Joe was referring to Pa.
Just take the example of the tax incentives to get Shell to consider a Cracker. Even with those "breaks" Shell is still dragging their feet. Just cheaper to pipe that Ethane >1000 miles than pay all those Pa taxes.
Joseph, good reference to my exact opinion on the merits of the U.S. crude oil export ban. It was passed into law for a moment in time, and refineries turned the situation into an industrial entitlement, no doubt advocating the continuation. I cannot help but wonder if the XL-Keystone is economically viable in a level playing field (relaxation fo U.S. crude export ban).