TransCanada

America runs on oil and like it or not, the nation will continue to do so well into the future. While technological and cultural shifts impacting U.S. dependence on oil are steadily gaining ground, the country consumes more than 19 million barrels of oil each day with half coming from imports; Canada and Mexico are two of the U.S.'s largest energy partners. To boost energy security, create jobs and lower the price at the pump for consumers, the U.S. must work with its continental neighbors to maximize North American oil production. This session explored current and future partnerships across the Northern and Southern borders and new ways the three countries are cooperating to ensure a more secure and reliable resource future.


2011 National Conference & North American Summit

Maximizing Oil Partnerships in North America
October 21, 2011

Presentation by Scott Farris, TransCanada

America runs on oil and like it or not, the nation will continue to do so well into the future. While technological and cultural shifts impacting U.S. dependence on oil are steadily gaining ground, the country consumes more than 19 million barrels of oil each day with half coming from imports; Canada and Mexico are two of the U.S.'s largest energy partners. To boost energy security, create jobs and lower the price at the pump for consumers, the U.S. must work with its continental neighbors to maximize North American oil production. This session explored current and future partnerships across the Northern and Southern borders and new ways the three countries are cooperating to ensure a more secure and reliable resource future.

TransCanada

Scott Farris

Scott Farris is director of government relations in the western United States for TransCanada, one of North America's leading energy infrastructure companies. TransCanada owns and operates more than 40,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines, 19 power plants involving gas, wind, nuclear, and hydro that have nearly 11,000 MW of generation capacity, and the Keystone oil pipeline that is capable of delivering more than 1 million barrels per day of oil into the United States. TransCanada is in the process of obtaining permits to expand the Keystone system.  Farris is a former journalist who has worked as a policy and communications advisor for the governors of Wyoming and California, a U.S. senator from Wyoming, and the mayor of Portland, Ore., where he now resides. Farris is also the author of Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation, which is being published this fall by Lyons Press.