Oil Flows on Keystone XL’s Southern Leg, But Link to Canada Awaits Obama Administration

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Oil Flows on Keystone XL’s Southern Leg, But Link to Canada Awaits Obama Administration

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:30pm

Oil has begun flowing on the southern segment of North America’s most controversial pipeline project: the Keystone XL. TransCanada announced Wednesday that it had begun operations to send crude from the congested pipeline and storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma to the refining center of the U.S. Gulf Coast. (See related Interactive: Mapping the Flow of Tar Sands Oil.)

But the larger northern portion of the project, the link from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada to Cushing, continues to await approval by President Barack Obama’s administration.

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