Koch Assets in the Tar Sands Trade is a live, interactive mapping tool that identifies Koch investments along the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline route and the broader tar sands trade to exploit the third largest fossil fuel reserve in the world. Koch investments in the tar sands industry range from their close to two million acres in Alberta to thousands of miles of pipeline and storage facilities to two Texas refineries along the Gulf Coast.
The supply chain begins with the landmass of acreage in tar sands oil fields in Alberta, where Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC (KOSO) and Koch Exploration Canada (KEC) lease close to two million acres. The colored lines represent two different pipeline projects, the larger of which passes nearby Koch Industries Headquarters in Wichita, KS. The map shows that the Kochs lease land and own infrastructure all along the tar sands supply chain, which additionally affords them an insider’s intelligence about the industry’s supply, allowing them to place bets on price movements in trading oil futures, derivatives, and other “innovative” and unregulated instruments.
For a more detailed view of Koch Assets in the Tar Sands Trade, click here.
To view the full report, click here.
To take action, please sign the UNITY LETTER against the Keystone XL Pipeline, in partnership with 350.org and other organizations.
Click here to watch an anti-KXL video message from Lakota youth to President Obama.