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					Serving the Great Plains




       Progressive 15
       March 27, 2008
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Great Plains
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   Movement of Goods
Great Plains
Domestic
Trade
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Colorado     TOTALS           Rail Truck
Domestic     Montana           122     462 5%
 Trade --    Nebraska          298   1,989 18%
 $millions   New Mexico          9   1,060 9%
             North Dakota        0      39 0%
             Oklahoma            0     915 7%
             South Dakota        0     324 3%
             Texas             505   4,917 44%
             Wyoming            90   1,708 14%
             Total ($m)     $1,024 $11,414
                                   $12,438
International
Trade to the
South
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         Colorado and Mexico
$820 million Exported to Mexico by Truck in
2007
Increased by 37.3% or $223 million since 2004
70.7% of this Trade passes through Laredo
Eagle Pass or Del Rio

$661 million Imported from Mexico by Truck
in 2007
Decreased by 34.4% since 2004
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     Great Plains Trade with Mexico
               Cumulative
$43.2 billion Total Truck Export Trade in 2007
Increase 17.6% or $6.5 billion since 2004

$38.2 billion Total Truck Import Trade in 2007
Increase 16.2% or $5.3 billion since 2004
International
Trade to the
North
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         Colorado and Canada
$1.38 billion Exported to Canada by Truck in
2007
Increased by 2.8% or $38 million since 2004
16.4% of this Trade passes through Border
Crossings in Montana/North Dakota

$1.34 billion Imported from Canada by Truck
in 2007
Increased by 66.4% since 2004
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        Colorado and Canada
                   2007
 Exports to Alberta -- $194 million
   Up $50 million or 35% since 2005
 Exports to Saskatchewan -- $96 million
   Up $39.9 million or 72% since 2005
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    Great Plains Trade with Canada-
              Cumulative
$15.8 billion Total Truck Export Trade in 2007
Increase of 36.6% or $4.2 billion since 2004

$13.0 billion Total Truck Import Trade in 2007
Increase or 48.2% or $4.2 billion since 2004
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New Energy
Opportunities
 New Traditional
 Opportunities …
 Oil, Gas, Coal
  New Renewable
  Opportunities
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The U.S. Is Poised to Hit a New Oil Gusher
“A new black gold rush is under way, this time in North
Dakota. The potential payoff is huge -- up to 100 billion
barrels of oil. That’s twice the size of Alaska’s reserves
and potentially enough to meet all U.S. oil needs for two
decades.
Until now, the obstacles to production seemed
overwhelming. The crude oil is locked away in rocks that
are buried miles underground in the Bakken Play, a field
that stretches into Montana and Saskatchewan,
Canada…”
                              The Kiplinger Letter, March 17, 2008
Alberta’s Oilsands
 Alberta’s oilsands
 contain more than
 1.6 trillion barrels
 of bitumen
             Estimated wind capacity by state,
      Scenario of wind supplying 20% of U.S. electricity


                      Reliable
• Utility scale, mainstream part of portfolio
• Requires no storage
• Supports grid reliability




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      The Corridors
Ports to Plains       Wind
• EPAct 2005 Section 1221 and 368
• Criteria include fuel diversity and energy security
• Congestion study required but not necessary for
  designation
• FERC has backstop siting authority on corridors
  designated by DOE
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OUR ASSETS
Three Congressionally-designated, north-south High
Priority Corridors, comprising 2333 miles of highway,
14% of total U.S. GDP ($1.7 trillion), and 38.5 million
citizens.
A major U.S. trading region generating $166.7 billion in
trade with Canada and Mexico, nearly 20% of total U.S.-
NAFTA trade.
A powerful and effective U.S. Congressional Caucus;
together, we have secured over $270 million to develop,
build and improve the Corridor in all 9 Coalition states.
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OUR ASSETS
6 major cross-border ports to Canada & Mexico,
including NAFTA’s #2 and #15 busiest crossings (Laredo-
Nuevo Laredo & Sweetgrass-Coutts).
7 of the top 10 U.S. states for installed and potential
wind energy, generating over 5185MW, nearly 45% of the
U.S. total.
North America’s agricultural heartland, producing $44.3
billion of agricultural goods, or 22.1% of the U.S. total; 6 of
the top 10 farm states.
Nearly 25% of U.S. ethanol refining capacity, with 33
existing refineries and more underway.
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Great Plains

				
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