I agree. This fixation on Keystone pipline is a problem.  Oil drilling in the states is only going up. We will not get this best price for crude from the states.   The pipeline through BC is the best option as the travel distance to CHina is much less due to the curvature of the planet.   The distance travelled from Prince Rupurt is at 58 hours time (tanker/cargo ship) 14-18 knots, the fast distance to China for any Port in North America. 

,The pipeline to the Coast is a political nightmare, as many British Columbia's oppose its development.  And its election time in BC