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'What the hell is one more going to hurt?': Nebraska remains divided over Keystone XL

Steele City, Neb. – William Scheele’s front porch looks out on the town where he has lived for 47 years, where he served as mayor for 14 of those years and which he says is dying. 1,277 more words


Keystone XL hearings turn to dirt — a vital issue in U.S. agricultural heartland

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hearings for TransCanada Corp.’s US$8 billion Keystone XL proposal in Nebraska focused on granular details of the project Tuesday, specifically the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline’s impact on the dirt and soil in the agricultural state. 675 more words


'Iconic political football' Keystone XL nears end zone after 10-year battle

CALGARY – When former TransCanada Corp. executive Dennis McConaghy first put together the commercial agreements for the Keystone XL pipeline 10 years ago, he expected it to be shipping oil from Alberta to Texas by 2012. 1,391 more words


TransCanada plans $160M natural gas pipeline expansion to meet rising demand in Ontario

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. announced plans to expand its Canadian Mainline pipeline in southern Ontario as it reported an improved second-quarter profit compared with a year ago. 326 more words


Cancelled liquid natural gas project in B.C. will have ripple effect in Alberta

The decision to scrap the Petronas-backed Pacific NorthWest liquid natural gas (LNG) mega-project on the British Columbia coast is having a dramatic ripple effect right through Alberta. 574 more words


Federal government floats new rules for reviewing pipeline projects

The Canadian government is proposing consolidating environmental reviews under a single agency while adding a new approval step for proponents of pipelines and other major projects — in what it says is a bid to both strengthen and clarify environmental rules. 677 more words


As Alberta oil production ramps up, worries grow about a 'pipeline pinch'

Call it the pipeline pinch, or maybe the Keystone quagmire.

While plans by Canadian companies from Suncor Energy Inc. to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to boost oil output are racing to fruition, the construction of three pipelines needed to move that product to market, including the infamous Keystone XL, is lagging years behind. 981 more words