Pipelines across the nation provide an important link between oil production, refiners and consumers. Oil and gas infrastructure projects that provide jobs and economic benefits to communities across America are under threat by those who oppose energy independence, economic progress and responsible resource development. The $900 million Diamond Pipeline project will deliver crude oil from Cushing, Okla. to the Valero Memphis Refinery, producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for residents and businesses in eight states.
During construction, we’ve had more than 2,300 contractors working to responsibly construct the Diamond Pipeline. For communities along the pipeline route, this has resulted in a boost to local hotels, restaurants and other businesses. Once construction is complete, we expect that the Diamond Pipeline will contribute more than $11 million in annual tax revenue to communities along the route and support 15 full-time jobs.
Diamond will serve to reduce our dependence on foreign crude oil and translating into greater energy independence. Plus, U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show that underground pipelines are one of the safest modes of transporting crude oil.
Here’s how you can show your support for infrastructure projects like Diamond Pipeline:
- Sign the “Fuel American Energy Independence with the Diamond Pipeline” petition
- Tell your friends that you support infrastructure and invite them to support the Diamond Pipeline
- Sign up to be informed about future infrastructure activities in your area