TransCanada CEO Urges the U.S. State Department to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Permits

by Colonel on February 7, 2013

“As the State Department moves closer to deciding whether to issue a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s oil sands, the chief executive of the Calgary-based pipeline company appealed Thursday for the U.S. government to balance environmental concerns with economic interests.

During a visit to Washington, TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling also said that his company was exploring other routes to get the Canadian oil to world markets, including a possible retrofit of a natural gas pipeline to eastern Canada that is no longer needed because of the increase in gas produced in the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania.

The proposed 1,700-mile pipeline has become the focus of debate because it would link Canada’s oil sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

” — Steven Mufson, Copyright 2013 The Washington Post Company

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