Greg Palast | The Pig That Burst the Keystone Pipeline— and the Kochs

Koch Industries owns an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, which cannot use Texas oil because it’s too “light”—that is, doesn’t have enough sulphur in it, it’s too thin (and too clean). The Koch refinery needs “heavy” oil, like the nasty gunk from Canada’s tar sands — the stuff carried by the Keystone Pipeline.

By Greg Palast  GregPalast.com  November 17, 2017

Recently the Keystone pipeline cracked and dumped 210,000 gallons of oil onto the South Dakota prairie.

Here’s the reason the pipeline burst: the PIG didn’t squeal. The PIG, the Pipeline Inspection Gauge, is sent through the Keystone to check for evidence of any leak, failure, or corrosion that will cause it to burst. But the PIG didn’t squeal a warning. Why not?

Because, as disclosed in my investigation for Britain’s investigative TV series Dispatches in 2010, the PIG has been silenced, its software jacked and hacked by a company that provides PIGS. The software is deliberately (Show me more…)

And Behind The Keystone XL Pipeline:
Yes, The Kochs

By Greg Palast

This week, Nebraska will decide on whether to approve an extension of the Keystone pipeline which will carry the oil down to Texas.

Editor’s Note: Nebraska approved the pipeline. Tribal Leaders from USA and First Nation Chiefs from Canada: “Ruling in Nebraska will not pave the way for Keystone XL pipeline.

Oil to Texas?!

Texas is drowning in oil. So why a dangerous pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Texas? The answer: Koch.

Koch Industries owns an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, which cannot use Texas oil because it’s too “light”—that is, doesn’t have enough sulphur in it, it’s too thin (and too clean). The Koch refinery needs “heavy” oil, like the nasty gunk from Canada’s tar sands — the stuff carried by the Keystone Pipeline. So, the Koch’s have been captive customers of (Show me more…)


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