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TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure under a controlled restart whose terms were ordered by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. TransCanada also will ...

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State regulators again approve Keystone XL oil pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. — State regulators have again approved the portion of the embattled Keystone XL oil pipeline that would go through South Dakota. The Public Utilities Commission’s decision Tuesday still requires TransCanada Corp. to get a presidential permit for the project. President Barack Obama blocked the pipeline in November. But an attorney for the company has said TransCanada remains committed ...

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South Dakota regulators reject requests to toss out Keystone XL

PIERRE, S.D. — State regulators could make a decision as early as next month on whether to again approve the South Dakota portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The state Public Utilities Commission denied requests Tuesday to throw out the pipeline project. Opponents argued that President Barack Obama killed the pipeline in November. William Taylor is an attorney for TransCanada ...

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Judge throws out lawsuit challenging Nebraska pipeline law

The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. TransCanada Corporation Handout Photo

OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging a Nebraska law that allowed the Nebraska governor to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state. Holt County District Judge Mark Kozisek tossed the lawsuit on Friday, agreeing with the pipeline company’s argument that the issue was rendered moot by TransCanada’s decision to abandon plans ...

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Heitkamp, Hoeven criticize Obama following Keystone request

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven are criticizing the Obama administration’s long delay in approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline after the operator asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project. The remarks from the North Dakota senators came Monday after TransCanada’s announcement. The fate of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has languished for ...

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Factbox – Issues facing Keystone XL oil pipeline

TransCanada Corp has asked the U.S. government to suspend its review of the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project that would bring heavy oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. If granted by the U.S. State Department, the delay would almost certainly hand the decision for the long-delayed project to a future president rather than Barack Obama, a Democrat. Below are ...

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Bush: US should open overseas markets to US oil, gas

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation’s economy. The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production has grown rapidly over the past ...

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Republican presidential hopeful Bush sets domestic energy as priority

Lifting government restrictions on oil and natural gas exports, and building the Keystone XL pipeline are essential to domestic production and affordable consumer energy prices, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told the Tribune-Review. Bush on Tuesday is scheduled to lay out his energy policy during a visit to the Cecil offices of Rice Energy, which produces natural gas in the ...

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Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke her longstanding silence over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, telling voters at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday that she opposes the project assailed by environmentalists. The Democratic presidential candidate said the project had become an impediment to efforts to fight climate change. “I think it is imperative that ...

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