Government Can Speed Up Approval For Keystone XL Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute has said that there's "no reason" the government cannot approve the pipeline sooner than expected.


WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — The American Petroleum Institute said there's "no reason" the U.S. government can't speed up approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Keystone XL, as currently proposed, would run approximately 854 miles from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Neb. There, it would connect to the existing Keystone oil pipeline that runs to a key trading hub in Cushing, Okla. Project company TransCanada is moving forward with construction of the associated Gulf Coast Project, which would extend to refineries along the southern U.S. coast.