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U.S. Keystone Report Relied Heavily on Alberta Govt-Funded Research

John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News, Feb 7, 2014

State Department review used studies funded by Alberta agencies and carried out by Jacobs Consultancy, a subsidiary of a major tar sands developer.

Natural gas pipeline explodes near Otterburne, Man.

CBC News, Jan 25 2014

Thousands without heat south of Winnipeg as arctic blast moves in

A natural gas pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Man., 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, has left thousands without heat as temperatures drop to -20 C, or -34 C with the wind chill.

Explosion and fire rock natural gas pipeline in southern Manitoba

The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Jan. 25 2014

ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. — Five homes remain evacuated as TransCanada Piplelines deals with a natural gas pipeline fire about 25 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

TransCanada’s eastern path hits snag in Ontario

Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 22 2013

OTTAWA — The Ontario government wants assurances that the province will benefit economically from TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline project to ship crude from Alberta to refineries and export terminals in eastern Canada.

Eastern pipeline will have to face hurdles

Editorial, Vancouver Sun, August 16, 2013

Prospect of a pipeline to deliver oilsands crude embraced in New Brunswick, opposed in B.C.

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline closer to reality as shippers back project

Jeff Lewis, National Post, July 26 2013

CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. plans to finalize agreements with prospective shippers backing its proposed Energy East pipeline in the next two weeks, an executive in charge of the project said Friday.

Quebec, B.C. take steps to bridge Canada's energy divide

Shawn McCarthy, Kelly Cryderman & Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 26 2013

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois gave a political boost to TransCanada Corp.’s proposed west-to-east oil pipeline, saying she remains open to the project despite heightened concerns about the transport of crude through her province in the aftermath of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

Suncor Back in Favor as Alberta Heavy Oil Price Doubles

Edward Welsch,, Jul 23, 2013

Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) and other Canadian oil stocks have risen almost twice as much as global competitors after the country’s crude rose to a one-year high on optimism that pipeline bottlenecks are easing.

Canada railways split on crude as Keystone ruling looms

Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg News, Delaware News Journal, June 24 2013

OTTAWA, CANADA — Canadian National Railway sees “tremendous” growth in shipping oil by train. Hunter Harrison, who runs its biggest rival, says he isn’t so sure as he looks at potential pipeline competition.

Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit

Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, Jun 3, 2013

Canadian energy giant Enbridge is quietly building a 5,000-mile network of new and expanded pipelines that would achieve the same goal as the Keystone.

Pipeline dreams turn to ashes for Big Oil

Rick Smith, The Star, May 17 2013

The arrogance of oil companies and the Harper government turned a previously obscure environmental issue into a much more potent concern regarding the erosion of democracy and fairness

Senate endorses construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas

By Associated Press, Published: March 22

WASHINGTON — The Senate has endorsed construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is to carry oil from Canada to Texas oil refineries.

Senators voted 62-37 on Friday for the nonbinding measure. Seventeen Democrats and all 45 Republicans voted yes.

Where Is the Climate Leadership? We Need to Get It Right on Keystone XL

Robert Redford, Huffington Post, March 4 2013

Mr. Secretary, I am disappointed. I thought that we all understood that to fight climate change, we have to be able to say "no" to dirty energy projects. Our friends around the world are looking to us for climate leadership and it starts with drawing the line at tar sands expansion. It also means that we need to give health and environment a fair shake in the environmental review of a dirty energy project such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Yet the draft environmental review prepared by the State Department for Keystone XL misses what folks in industry themselves are saying: the Keystone XL project is necessary for expansion of tar sands. We know this means that Keystone XL will make climate change worse.

Bitumen's Extraordinary and Popular Delusions

Andrew Nikiforuk,, 9 Mar 2013

Behold the latest mystical and ecstatic pronouncements of Keystone XL acolytes.

When to Say No

Editorial, New York Times, March 11, 2013

The State Department’s latest environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline makes no recommendation about whether President Obama should approve it. Here is ours. He should say no, and for one overriding reason: A president who has repeatedly identified climate change as one of humanity’s most pressing dangers cannot in good conscience approve a project that — even by the State Department’s most cautious calculations — can only add to the problem.

U.S. State Department says Keystone XL won't impact global warming

Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Mar. 01 2013

OTTAWA — TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline has cleared a significant political hurdle in the United States after a State Department assessment concluded the project would not contribute to the warming of the planet.

Canadian Pipe Fashion: Oil is the New Gas

Elena Schor,, Feb 15 2013

Remember last week, when TransCanada threw a jab at Keystone XL opponents by unveiling a “plan A” to move more than a half-million barrels of oil-sands crude out of Alberta — no matter what happens to the infamous pipeline – by converting parts of its natural gas Mainline to run oil?

Keystone XL Protesters Seized at White House

John M Broder, New York Times, Feb 13 2013

Four dozen environmental activists succeeded in getting themselves arrested outside the White House on Wednesday afternoon to draw attention to their demand that President Obama reject construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

TransCanada planning cross-country pipeline end-around, February 9, 2013

CALGARY, Canada — Crude from Alberta's oil sands sells at a 30 percent discount to its U.S. counterpart. TransCanada Corp. Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling plans to narrow that gap whether or not his Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico wins approval from the Obama administration.

NEB rejects TransCanada unit’s bid to expand B.C. gas pipeline

Jeff Lewis, National Post, Jan 31 2013

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp.’s advance into the remote shale gas fields of British Columbia has been temporarily stalled amid concern that a proposed 100-kilometre expansion to its B.C. pipeline system would “unreasonably subsidize” users of the addition.

Energy minister solidifies federal acceptance of west-to-east oil pipeline

Terry Pedwell, Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 1 2013

OTTAWA - The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil.

New Brunswick pushes cross-country pipeline as 'game changer'

Jane Taber, Shawn McCarthy, Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, January 28, 2013


New Brunswick Premier David Alward is headed to Alberta to inject some political momentum into a proposed $5-billion, cross-Canada oil pipeline that he describes as a nation-building project.

B.C. LNG exports take a step forward with TransCanada announcement

l, Alberta Oil Magazine, January 14, 2013

TCPL to build $5.1 billion pipeline that will feed coastal terminal

If you’re keen on seeing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exported from the coast of British Columbia, Wednesday was a good day.

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